Guernsey’s Style Magazine | no. 14 | February 2013 | the
the LUST issue
Around the World in 80 Pedals Celebrity Fragrances Artist Profile Lust Fashion Fencing
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onjour mon amour, and welcome to another sultry, seductive, and down right racy edition of Gallery magazine.
After our couple of months hiatus from the shelves (we’re confident that absence makes the heart grow fonder) we’re back with a jampacked February special: the Lust edition. Of course, we have all the lust themed content you’d expect (a lingerie fashion shoot, our favourite quotes relating to lust, a run down of the sexiest places to eat, and a local take on aphrodisiacs) plus some beautiful uploads from our readers. We also have a panoply of local news and content: featured property, a review of Adam Ant’s last Guernsey performance (in honour of his imminent return to our shores), business news and our own special take on ‘celebrity fragrances’ to name but a few pieces. But let’s not rush into this – let’s take a minute to let the anticipation build and have a look at lust itself in all it’s passionate glory. When we think of lust, the first thing that comes to mind is raging sexual desire – bodies writhing and the intoxication of potent pheremones. But lust is really a more general term; it simply means a physically felt desire. You can lust after travel, knowledge, food, companionship… almost anything really. Lust unquestionably has a good side. Lust can spur us on in tremendous ways. As well as the simple fulfilling of desire (such as learning, marriage or skill) the yearning that lust instills in us can often produce some of the most beautiful creative work in the world. Poetry, music, painting and theatre all have a strong tradition of lust inspired work, and work that deals with the theme of lust. But, lest we get caught up in our passion, take a moment to consider the dark side of desire too. Think of Dr Faustus, whose lust for power saw him sell his soul to the devil. Lust is a powerful and thrilling emotion, but it’s one that must be tempered, and used to enrich one’s life rather than destroy it.
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New Years Resolutions
62 Celebrity Fragrances
38 Artist Profile
44 Around the World in 80 Pedals
CONTENTS Edito ............................................................................02 Highlights................................................................03 Contributors ...........................................................05 Horoscopes .............................................................06 News in Numbers................................................07 Event Listings ........................................................08 Misc Page .................................................................10 Events... ........................................................ 11 PWC ............................................................................12 Drink Driving Campaign ...............................14 Thomas & Miles ...................................................15 Guernsey Tennis Classic ................................16
New Years Resolutions ....................................18 Lust, Busty & Broad in the Beam................21 Relative Values......................................................22 Dinner Date ............................................................24 14 Days Of Love....................................................25 Pet Of The Month ...............................................26
Purple Pinkie Day ...............................................28 Our Community ...................................................29 Looking For The Pawfect Home ................32
Culture ..................................................... 33 Film Review ............................................................34
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Book Corner............................................................35 GAC News ...............................................................36 Artist Profile ...........................................................38 Uploads ......................................................................40 My Name Iis ...........................................................42
Travel ....................................................... 43 Around the world in 80 pedals....................44 Page From Jersey ................................................46
Fashion.....................................................47 Lust Fashion Shoot ............................................ 48 Style Stalker... .........................................................55 Men and Womanâ€™s Fashion.. .........................56 Ask The Expert.. ...................................................58
Beauty ...................................................... 59 Beauty News ...........................................................60 Celebrity Fragrances .........................................62 Inside Track... .........................................................64 Fit For A Queen... .................................................66
Appetite ................................................... 66
Home ........................................................ 77 Man is The Focal Point ....................................68
Business on the Sofa .........................................84 Business News ......................................................85 GRADU8 ...................................................................88 Odey Wealth Management ...........................89
Sport ......................................................... 90 Shambles Rambles .............................................91 Pat Cash ....................................................................92
Gadgets .....................................................................94 IQ ..................................................................................96 Phone Home .......................................................... 98
Adam Ant .................................................................100 Twelve Ton Trouble ...........................................102 Directory ...................................................................107 Boardom....................................................................108
Lets Get Mashed ..................................................67 Wine And The Art of Seduction ................72 A Local Take on Aphrodisiacs ....................73 The Duke Of Richmond Hotel ....................74 Sexiest Places to Eat ..........................................76
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THIS MONTH WE ASKED SOME OF OUR CONTRIBUTORS A THEMED QUESTION... WHAT IS YOUR LUST FOR LIFE?
Jason Shambrook My copy of Lust for Life is stored alongside my other VHS tapes in the attic. Starring Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh, this 1956 classic sets the standard for a generation of films. “I tried to show a place where a man can ruin himself, go mad... commit a crime”, an iconic line in the film. And his ear fell off.
Viv Pallot My lust for life is multi-faceted! I’m an eternal optimist who loves a challenge. Wanderlust is my main escapism and a good travel book will keep me up all night. Other than that, I enjoy the love of friends, family and pets who manage to keep me happily grounded.
Kay Worthington The fact that I live in a place where the sound of the sea accompanies me on my walk into work; where I can live free of the shackles of oppression and where I feel safe, warm and comfortable surrounded by my family. That is my raison d’etre and ultimately is my lust for life.
Caroline Mauger If you mean what I lust for in life, unfortunately food features very strongly. The awful phrase ‘food porn’ was invented for people like me who get a kick out of reading Nigella’s recipes, which glorify the way her dishes will make you feel and how they will smell as they ‘languish’ in the oven. I just have to try them, and the same goes for interesting foodstuffs I encounter at the supermarket. Balsamic Pearls anyone? Books are another great lust: some are addicted to buying shoes, others can’t walk past a bookshop without browsing the latest titles and inevitably being seduced by a great blurb. When you’re in the middle of a fantastic book the world seems to be a better place, although you’re torn between the temptation to race through to the end and the desire to make it last as long as possible. Which sounds a bit like ‘lust’.
Joshua De Kooker The world we live in. It has never been so easy to travel and acquire knowledge through new experiences and this ease needs to be exploited before it is too late. We only have a finite amount of time on this beautiful planet and we need to make the most of it! Vanessa Mee Finding left-field treasures in a world of mass-produced convention… Episode one of The Mighty Boosh, Pink Martini (the band), Pink Martini (the cocktail), Pink Bubbly Vaseline, Alan Bennett, Cote D’Or Bouchees, Karman Ghias, Autism, weathered beach glass, David Shrigley’s early stuff, home-grown chillies and other hedge veg, Swiss stationary, decaffeinated Earl Grey, Sweaty Betty trousers, Kneehigh Theatre Company, kneehigh socks, Malcolm Tucker, WRITERS
Tom Girard Tyler Edmonds Jason Shambrook Ella Cloud Caroline Mauger Andy Smith Foo Pearson
Nick Mollet My lust for life would have to be the world’s greatest sport football. I live for football, whether as a coach, supporter or spectator. It certainly stirs the emotions and sets the pulses racing. It is a great topic of conversation between mostly men but also women, especially when it comes to explaining the offside rule! I can’t understand men who hate football - they are certainly missing something important their lives! Jo Le Page I would say that my lust for life is essentially to try to enjoy every moment (not always possible!) take every opportunity to do new things, meet new people, and visit different places.
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Kate McManus Jo Smith Hannah Hollis Mimi Bishop Lara Allen
Charlotte Giles Other than the ones I love, my lust for life has got be dancing. Ever since a little girl dancing has always been my favourite thing to do, being a passion throughout my family it was inevitable I would too get the dancing bug and anyone who has it knows it lasts forever. The sense of achievement when you work hard and succeed never grows old and to this day it is a major release - it even beats a glass of wine in front of the fire!
Tony Brassell My Lust for life is to support my family and make a mark on the world. I hate to waste time unless it is time I need to waste. Life is definitely worth living and we all need to
Viv Pallot Nichole Sweetsur Nick Mollet Theo Leworthy Sharon Ward Kay Worthington Nicole Bromley Rick Bromley Charlotte Giles Jonathon Holloway
make the most of the time we have. The lust is to love the ones you love, enjoy everything you do and regret nothing. Be true to yourself and keep positive. Positive people attract positive people.
Marina Abramovic, asymmetry, The Dome in Edinburgh, postcards, Hugo Blick, Hugo Bonneville, John Hegley, NIKEid customisation, chips and champagne, Three Cliffs Bay, Ray & Scott’s vintage cabinet and, most recently, Clive Christian Perfume.
Naomi Bishop My lust for life is lust
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YOUR MONTHLY HOROSCOPES words | Sharon Ward
illustration | Helina Matthews
ARIES March 21 - April 19
What a sensitive soul you are at the moment! You’ll surprise everyone with your astounding intuition and wisely chosen words. You’ll soon realise that the more you show compassion and understanding the more enjoyable and fulfilling life will become. Make plans for an exciting future from the 16th February.
TAURUS April 20 - May 20 Time to let go of old habits and routines that are getting you nowhere fast. If you look for the new and exciting and embrace it wholeheartedly then your life will take off. If you stubbornly hold onto old patterns then everything will just stay the same. From the 18th of February let your imagination guide you.
GEMINI May 21 - June 20
LIBRA September 23 - October 22 Being yourself isn’t always easy – but now is the time to work on building up your confidence so that you can express yourself with grace and clarity. Take up a new hobby or pastime – something that allows you to be yourself without worrying what others think. From the 26th helping others will bring good fortune.
SCORPIO October 23 - November 21
Its best to behave yourself and do the very best you can to stay out of trouble. Right now everything you do will come right back to you – so it follows that if you’re good, then good will come. However, if you’re irresponsible or shoddy in your approach then this will also come back to you. From the 18th patience and commitment will be rewarded.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 - December 21
Do what needs to be done before the 23rd of this month or you might find that you’re too late and that the doors have closed. Right now, the more unusual your approach to tasks and projects the more likely you are to succeed. Don’t follow the crowd – make you own way forward.
Using your intelligence will see you a long way this month. Take a step back and have a long hard look at what isn’t working in your life and you’ll realise that the solution was staring you in the face all along. Right now honesty combined with determination will bring success and happiness.
CANCER June 21 - July 22
You might feel as though you’re surrounded by people who have no clue who you are or what you want at the moment. Perhaps its that you aren’t being as open or as clear as you could be and this is leading to confusion. Focus on opening up and letting those around you know how you really feel.
LEO July 23 - August 22
CAPRICORN December 22 - January 19
Money matters are highlighted this month. The more you approach financial matters with an ‘outside of the box’ approach the more successful you’ll be. Up until the 18th make plans and act upon them as quickly as possible. After that date you might have to wait a while before anything concrete happens.
AQUARIUS January 20 - February 18
Relationships are the focal point this month. Personal and professional connections will be put under pressure as you realise that you’re not getting the appreciation you deserve. Fight your corner and if this doesn’t work and you have to walk away, don’t hesitate to do so.
The Sun in Aquarius this month will shine a light upon your life, making it very clear what it is that’s working for you and what isn’t. Its simpler than you think – anything that makes you feel energetic and alive stays. Situations and people that tire you or drain your energy have to go – and fast.
VIRGO August 23 - September 22
The focus is on work and health issues at the moment. You may prefer to stick to the rules, but this is the time to at least bend, if not break, them. At the very least change your routine so it allows you some freedom of expression. From the 23rd, go over past events and things will become much clearer.
PISCES February 19 - March 20
Venus into Pisces on the 5th of this month promises love and harmony in all areas of your life– but only if you are open to it. If you avoid dealing with sensitive relationship issues, then this will only result in confusion. Be brave and push yourself beyond your comfort zone and you’ll never look back.
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NEWS IN NUMBERS
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Jessops shop closes after going into administration.
Hour delays Flybe apologises to passengers.
‘Gnome Rock’ vandals ruined by destroying the collection of garden ornaments that had become part of the unoffcial atraction.
32 Valentino’s close its doors after 32 years of service.
Wind turbines could raise a third of The Islands electricity
Five islanders have been shortlisted for the Specsavers Unsung Hero Award.
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FEBRUARY 2013 FOR MORE GREAT LOCAL EVENTS AND BUSINESSES VISIT WWW.THEBESTOFGUERNSEY.CO.UK
26.01.13 - 17.03.13
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR EXHIBITION GUERNSEY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY £5.75 (£4.75 OAP, £1.50 CHILD, FREE 7 AND UNDER) // 10.00 – 16.00 TEL: 726518 // WWW.MUSEUMS.GOV.GG
Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery is pleased to host the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2012 exhibition. The only scheduled showing in the Channel Islands of this prestigious annual exhibition of stunning wildlife photography from around the world.
ST JAMES CONCERT HALL
£VARIED // 19.00 TEL: 721302 // WWW.DOGHOUSE.GG
Fun and interactive bar concept held on the first Wednesday of each month at The Doghouse. Based on the stock market, prices of food and drink rise and fall throughout the night depending on demand. The aim is to grab a bargain when the price is low. Every now and again, the stock market will CRASH, screens will flash, bells will ring and prices will hit rock bottom for a few minutes before returning to their normal price.
11.02.13 – 11.03.13
ASIAN FUSION COOKERY COURSE BEAU SEJOUR CONCOURSE KITCHEN £195 // 18.30 – 21.00 TEL: 720969 // INFO@ SUECOOUTSIDECATERING.COM
A culinary tour of Thailand, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar on this five week course with Sueco Cookery School every Monday. Bring Asia to the West and wow your dinner guests with your new culinary skills. Perfect as a gift for food lovers if you want to buy them full or part course.
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BRILLIANTE BRASS – BRASS QUINTET £12 (£11 FOSJ), £5 STUDENTS, £5 RESTRICTED VIEW // 20.00 TEL: 711361 WWW.GUERNSEYTICKETS.GG
Formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the quintet has become one of the finest and foremost brass ensembles in Britain today. Members are regular players with the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras as well as bands including the famous Black Dyke.
CHOUET BEACH £FREE // 11.30 MARTYNLOWE@CWGSY.NET
Come down to Chouet beach to watch Guernsey’s only banger racing club in action. Contact is permitted resulting in lots of heart-stopping moments during these exciting races.
11.02.13 – 17.02.13
GSPCA PURPLE WEEK ISLANDWIDE
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Celebrating 140 years caring for animals in Guernsey, GSPCA week runs from 11th – 17th February with their anniversary being on the 14th February, Valentine’s Day. There are many ways you, your school, group, work place, business can help celebrate from holding a dress purple day, sponsored event and sale and/or displaying a collection box or wishing well during the week. GUERNSEY’S STYLE MAGAZINE
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BE MY VALENTINE MEAL HOTEL BON PORT
£25 PER PERSON // 19.00 TEL: 239249 // MAIL@BONPORT.COM
Spoil the one you love on Valentine’s Day at Hotel Bon Port with a special three course meal plus overnight stay. You and your partner can enjoy a romantic three course meal and welcome drink for just £25 per person. Plus you can make a night of it and book an overnight stay and breakfast. (Overnight stay including meal and breakfast £120). Treat the special person in your life and book today!
21.02.12 – 21.03.12
GUERNSEY EISTEDDFOD BEAU SEJOUR
A feast of Guernsey’s finest talent compete in a variety of classes including Music, Speech and Drama, Artistic Roller Skating, Photography, Guernsey French, Modern Languages, Arts and Crafts, Literary Work, Cookery, Floral Arrangement, and Home Made Wines.
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THE FARMHOUSE HOTEL & RESTAURANT
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VALENTINE’S AT THE FARMHOUSE
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Wine and dine your loved one this Valentine at The Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant with a three course romantic meal, glass of Champagne on arrival, coffee and petit fours, intimate acoustic entertainment and massage oil candle for just £39.95 per person. You can even make it extra special and book an overnight stay and breakfast. Three course Valentine’s menu available on 14th, 15th and 16th February.
50 SHADES OF EARL GREY CHARITY AFTERNOON TEA £20 // 14.30 - 17.30 TEL: 721374 // WWW.CLICSARGENT.ORG.UK
CLIC Sargent invites you to ‘50 Shades of Earl Grey’ one of its biggest fund-raising events of the year where guests can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and a glass of bubbly as well as a bit of pampering and shopping.’ as enjoy was used twice.
EVENT OF THE MONTH 01.02.13 – 14.02.13 14 DAYS OF LOVE ISLANDWIDE
£FREE LOVE // 24/7 TEL: 246822 // WWW.THEBESTOF.CO.UK/LOCAL/GUERNSEY/RECOMMEND
Between 1-14 February local people are being encouraged to ‘show some love’ by providing reviews on thebestof Guernsey website for local businesses who have offered a great service. All reviews posted up until midnight on 14th February will be added to the website’s Love-O-Meter which will ultimately display the ‘Most Loved’ businesses, locally and nationally. In return you will be entered into the 14 Days of Love National Draw with 14 great daily prizes up for grabs. The more reviews you add, the more entries you get! PLUS one lucky lover who posts a review will receive £200 to spend with any locally featured business. BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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THE PAGE WHERE WE SHARE ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WE’VE FOUND THIS MONTH THAT JUST DON’T HAVE A HOME ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE MAGAZINE
WHALE OF A TIME
Hauntingly beautiful photos of models posing with whale sharks have been taken in the Philippines in the hope to raise awareness about the poaching of the world’s biggest fish. The whale sharks are often fed by local fishermen with handfuls of shrimp which enabled them to attract the fish to the location of the photo-shoot. The extraordinary images, starring 30ft whale sharks and models Hannah Fraser and Roberta Manico took four months in the planning, with photographer Kristian Schmidt having to take the photos underwater to achieve the breath-taking photos.
At a shopping mall in Shanghai, a local landmark – the 34 ton aquarium – suddenly shattered, injuring 15 passers-by as they fled in panic. The 10 inch thick glass of the aquarium unexpectedly gave way, sending sharks skywards, fish flying and glass hurling into passers-by. The freak accident unfortunately resulted in the deaths of 3 lemon sharks and dozens of smaller fish and turtles. "There was no warning. Just a loud crack and it went. I've never been so scared," said one worker.
Having the waist of an elegant lion
The imprint of a kiss
Many of us have curfews and can get a little annoyed at them. However, with the help of her friend, a Californian teenager took things to the extreme, drugging her parents’ milkshakes after they banned her from surfing the net after 10pm. Though the parents only consumed a quarter of the milkshakes after finding that they had a ‘crunchy texture’ and left a ‘bad taste’ in their mouths, they promptly fell asleep after the sleeping drug, supplied by a friend, kicked in. They didn't wake up until the next morning and couldn’t remember exactly what happened but suspected something was up and so took a drug test, the police said. "Drugging your parents so you can use the internet, never heard of that," neighbour Earl Carson said, "That's crazy." The girl and her friend were both arrested and charged with conspiracy and wilfully drugging her parents.
More than a quarter of a million people have watched a video of an Irish man, Liam Keane taking a dip in the middle of the road in County Cork. After being alerted to the country’s ‘deepest pothole’, or his personal swimming pool, by a friend, Keane donned the appropriate swimwear and after testing the depth, took the plunge. “When I saw it I said I wouldn't get a chance like it again. It was fresh water from a water main, so it wasn't dirty, I didn't mind doing it," he told RTE News.
A CHOCOHOLIC’S NIGHTMARE?
If you’re looking to buy chocolates for your valentine this February, then look no further, these baby head shaped chocolates are the perfect gift! Sure. Why not? I have to question what artist Annabel de Vetten was thinking when she created these 5000 calorie white chocolate treats(?). Originally commissioned for a pilot episode of a UK TV show, de Vetten has been ‘swamped with orders’ for the creepy chocolate. Costing £35 and weighing one kilogram, de Vetten says that “The look is quite controversial but if everybody liked them they wouldn't be as fun to make”, however I’m not too sure if I’ll be placing my order any time soon!
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JUST A TAD POTTY?
WANTED: ROYAL WASHER-UPPER
If you are in need of a job, have no fear, our dear Queen is in need of a ‘general catering assistant’ (washer-upper to you and me). An advertisement on the royal website offers an annual pay check of £14,200 and states that the successful candidate needs to be 'punctual, reliable, able to work well in a team and have a flexible and willing attitude'. Though they will be based at Buckingham Palace, the ‘general catering assistant’ must also "be happy to travel and work at other royal residences in the UK and at weekends", which means frequent trips to Windsor, Sandringham, Balmoral and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. So, what are you waiting for – buy those Marigolds now and you might just qualify to become part of the Royal dishwashing team!
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PWC STUDENT RECRUITMENT EVENING
PwC’s latest recruitment drinks evening happened on the 19th of December at their offices and was well attended by local students and undergraduates wanting to find out more about careers in accountancy. For details of other opportunities or to talk to PwC staff about what training as an accountant is like, contact Gemma De biasi on 752027 or go to www.pwc.com/jg/careers.
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ANTI DRINK DRIVE CAMPAIGN
ANTI DRINK DRIVE CAMPAIGN
Thursday 29th December saw the launch of the Christmas anti drink drive campaign. A volunteer from each of the media, Guernsey Police, Drug & Alcohol Strategy and someone from Lagan which sponsored the campaign, were invited to Dix Neuf where the event started at 4pm. Each volunteer asked to undertake a series of sobriety tests. They were then asked to drink alcohol at Dix Neuf, the De La Rue and finished at the White Hart where the tests were repeated to demonstrate the effects it has. The 2012 campaign focused on the “average” drinker, the one who has a drink or two and thinks it’s ok to drive because “they live just round the corner”. The event demonstrated how much alcohol impairs your judgement. The campaign teamed up with Liberation Group, who once again offered free soft drinks to designated drivers over the Christmas period.
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THOMAS AND MILES
THOMAS & MILES OPEN EVENING
Gallery were invited to Thomas & Miles salon for an open evening on 19th December for their loyal clients where Free Love were in attendance selling clothes, Yves Saint Laurent were present offering makeovers, Thomas & Miles staff were offering free creations in the form of hair up, champagne and canapĂŠs, and they were promoting their new nail technician.
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GUERNSEY TENNIS CLASSIC
GUERNSEY TENNIS CLASSIC
This year’s Guernsey Tennis Classic, sponsored by Investec Specialist Bank, saw former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash headline the field, which also included Jeremy Bates and Peter McNamara. Children from Amherst Primary School were coached by Pat Cash and the players attended an exclusive party organised by Investec.
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NEW YEARS NEWRESOLUTION YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
S ’ R A A R E O Y F NEW UTIONS E S L P Y O L S A E C R O P A T POS OVER G N A H
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OURNALISTS ARE LAZY, AWFUL PEOPLE, AND MOST OF US COMPOSE OUR ARTICLES FOR THE NEW YEAR VIA THE AUTHORIAL EQUIVALENT OF RECYCLING THE CHRISTMAS LEFTOVERS. Depending on the publisher this sandwich of verbal gristle and congealed opinions might be about table tennis or quantum theory, but whatever the subject you can bet it will be last year’s meat, whacked in the microwave and warmed up. An old fallback is to rabbit on about your hastilyadopted new year’s resolutions, broken up with trite reflections about the event highlights of the previous annus bloggabillis. This ritual was designed to cope with a godawful NYE hangover that renders the first week of January a creative write-off for most scribblers, and the high possibility that we’ve used up all of our best material trying to blag promotional freebies in December.
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This year I’m going to have to break with that tradition. Not because I’ve belatedly developed any creative integrity, but because I thoroughly convinced myself that 2013 would usher in a hideous end-cycle of war, plagues and planet-shaking natural disasters, and so spent the latter end of 2012 reinforcing a survival bunker and stocking up on tinned foods. I’m therefore running a little short of opinion pieces about the Olympics, Gangnam Style and the Diamond Jubilee, but am positively overflowing with advice about storing shotgun ammo and constructing home-made booby traps.
to convince the editor of Gallery that Jersey’s premier lifestyle magazine is crying out for a quirky, upbeat article on what to do when the central feature of your home is now a decontamination chamber and a rota of which family members are going to get eaten first. I suppose it’s not often that an editorial submission is delivered by a man with a matted beard who crawled up from the sewer with a hunting knife held between his teeth. Maybe two or three times a month at most.
Channel 4 haven’t got back to me about my spin-off idea for Grand Designs (“Insane Survivalist Schemes”) but I have managed
If there’s one thing most of us have in common, it’s that we probably overindulged over the festive period. For many people this
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NEW YEARS RESOLUTION
A freezer with a time-lock means that I finally don’t need to lose any weight, but if you do I can start by recommending a gym membership, a gentle detox with a wheat and dairy-fee diet or perhaps 14 hours on a treadmill hooked up to the emergency generator in my basement
means a lot of rich food and a few glasses of port heading straight to the tummy - in my case my spare tyre is an actual spare tyre that I cut up to use as fuel, and I toasted the new year with a beaker of my own urine and a few cans of Pedigree Chum. A freezer with a time-lock means that I finally don’t need to lose any weight, but if you do I can start by recommending a gym membership, a gentle detox with a wheat and dairy-fee diet or perhaps 14 hours on a treadmill hooked up to the emergency generator in my basement. It certainly worked for my kids, who are looking better than ever, if a bit pale and twitchy. Now’s also the time to catch up with those annoying tasks you’ve been putting off for most of last year. Why not hit the ground
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running by washing your windows or organising your DVD collection? Having a car boot sale with all those unused items in your attic could be a great way to start 2013, unless you’re like me and have already burned them to make space for a hydroponic greenhouse and a series of portholes for your sniper rifle.
HOME & GARDEN: LIVEN UP YOUR LIVING SPACE
Some readers will be lucky enough to enter the new year with the time and resources to do something really spectacular with their homes. Extensions, stables, swimming pools; there’s a lot you can do if you’ve got funds and planning permission, but just because you’re pinching pennies after a
hearty Christmas it doesn’t mean you can’t use a bit of imagination and some elbow grease to give your home a little sparkle. We’ve all got a bit of space about the place we’re not using very well, whether it be a few shelves in the lounge, a garage full of boxes or a corner of the garden that’s turned into the amazon jungle. It’s a fab new year’s project to spritz up that space, so here’s a few suggestions to get you started: * Box up everything in your shed and garage, and spend a day working out when it last got used. If it’s longer than a year, get rid of it. You’ll wonder where all that space came from!
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* If your garden has fallen to the weeds, admit defeat, raze everything to the ground and start again from scratch. You can even pave it over for a low-maintenance garden space that’s just perfect for summer BBQs * A pressurised nuclear bunker can make charming guest accommodation, providing your friends and family don’t mind being woken by an air raid siren and don’t mistake the emergency cyanide capsules for pillow mints. Remember not to seal the automatic fallout door, or it will pop open in 2018 and you’ll do your back a mischief hauling three skeletons to the tip at Belozanne.
BEAT THOSE JANUARY BACK TO WORK BLUES
It can be tough heading back to the office after a few weeks off and the freedom to stay in bed as long as you want. It’s hard to face those early morning meetings, especially if everybody there saw the demented Youtube manifesto you made with your new friends from the hippy doomsday cult.
hold your head up high, and pretend that nothing happened, because sooner or later everybody gets a bit tipsy at a Christmas party and says something they regret. It’s true that not everybody says things that put them on the CIA most-wanted list, but if you’ve made it as far as February without a SEAL team dropping into your compound in a daring night raid, you’re probably okay. Stay positive! There’s always next year.
It’s tough to explain what you meant by shrieking quotes from the Book of Revelations whilst stood in front of a burning flag, naked as the day you were born, holding a machine gun. Best bet is to
If your garden has fallen to the weeds, admit defeat, raze everything to the ground and start again from scratch. You can even pave it over for a low-maintenance garden space that’s just perfect for summer BBQ
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LUSTY, BUSTY AND BROAD IN THE BEAM
words | Kay Worthington
LUSTY, BUSTY AND BROAD IN THE BEAM LET’S FACE IT GIRLS, 9 OUT OF 10 REAL WOMEN CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT CAKE. THE OTHER ONE WAS LYING.
o I can only wonder at the “real” men who prefer the affections of strangely angular and androgynous women with few curves and precious little sense of humour, (or so it seems to me at least) to the cuddles of a well-built, grown up woman with an extra bouncy chest and a squishy tum. Or perhaps it is just that I also possess those particular qualities, and having never been stick-thin, cannot comment on love with a bony person! Which leads us nicely into this month’s specialist subject lust? It is said that when man looks upon a woman with a lustful eye, he is committing adultery in his mind. This was in the Bible apparently. Blimey. What about women and their lustful daydreams perchance?. Are they all committing adultery albeit by mysterious ways? (I mean to say, why would they even dream when their very own missing link, sorry, beloved husband/partner/boyfriend is at home, having just returned from a smashing game of Euchre with “the boys”, and demanding an overfull kebab and another beer?). For some women it is OK to cast their lustful eyes over men in uniform. No, not around the Scout Hut, that’s simply not on. No, I mean proper men with proper jobs all those helmets, hoses and big welly boots for example. Although I have never noticed a group of women hanging around outside the Arsenal Fire station checking out the boys and hoping that a blaze will occur have you? The police don’t seem to have the same following do they? Or do they? Perhaps they do or perhaps it is just that, like the old adage, the police of today seem to be getting younger and younger (as I myself get older and older)… Maybe the ladies enjoy the idea of an armoured vehicle rattling around the lanes of Torteval rather than the young PC behind the wheel. Then there are some ladies who get all swoony over army/navy/airforce types. You have to feel sorry on Liberation Day when the “Meet and Greet the Brylcream Boys Get Together” on Crown Pier is overrun with women of a certain age, asking jokingly (or not, who knows) how they can sign up and can they be taken on their own private tour… I suspect these poor heroes have had easier tours of duty in Afghanistan, than
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brave the brigades of heavily made up, middle aged women with a penchant for scratchy baize material wanting our gallant lads to take them up for a special flying lesson! Sadly though some uniform-wearing men never get a lustful look from our Guernsey sisterhood however, and this is a sad indictment on our “celebrity” enhanced society. Members of the Salvation Army (although they do do marvellous work and I am only taking the mick). Jurats, striding through town once a year, sashaying down Smith Street, hoping upon hope that they don’t slip on their purple regalia (careful now…). The Guernsey Morris Men. Enough said. Or the Supervisors on the buses, with their clip boards and peaked hats. Nope, does nothing for me either. One can only imagine the situation if a woman’s lustful daydreams about men became reality. What would occur? Possibly nothing, but I am not sure. Personally, I prefer to keep my daydreams to just that – reality could be too much of a let-down. How many handsome men who have women drooling after them all the time, and think they are the bees knees are actually completely dull, boring and have the personality of a lettuce leaf? Can they make you laugh or look after you if you are ill? Are they proficient in the chocolate buying department, and are they man enough to enter Boots and purchase some Tampax for you? If the answer is “no” then, are you with the right person? Or are you lusting after someone who is Adonis on the outside but Stone de Croze on the inside? One thing is sure, when one is tired of lusting after something, whether it is men, uniforms, cake and/or food in general, women, knowledge or power, then one is tired of life. This is when the spark is finally extinguished and all life seeps away. I have nursed men who still had a twinkle in their eyes shortly before they left behind their earthly shell, and it was charming to see, the spark didn’t fade, even at the end. If you are like me then, busty, and rather broad in the beam fear not it is said that most men like something to hold onto, as opposed to having bones digging into their flesh. Lust on fellow Guernsey women for whatever takes your fancy this Valentine’s Day. And may all your men be grateful.
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Jo and Mat are brother & sister separated by around 6 years. As proprietor of ‘Ruby Red’ florists, a typical day will see Joanna busy prepping her flowers, putting them into bouquets for delivery, meeting clients to discuss their wedding or function or otherwise doing paperwork. Mathew spends his days primarily at Bonsai’s office in St Sampsons or abroad visiting new & existing suppliers to gain ideas and inspiration for the business. www.rubyred.co.gg & www.bonsaigroup.gg
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Favourite possession My watch
Favourite place in the world London during the Winter
Anywhere in the Caribbean
Favourite colour Green
Favourite animal My Staffie, Toby
Favourite smell My Mum’s perfume
Favourite way to spend a weekend In London staying with family or in a hotel. shopping, Being with friends and family eating & drinking dining out & seeing family and friends. Favourite Guernsey beach Pembroke Pembroke Favourite food Sausages
Favourite ice-cream flavour Haagen Dazs strawberry cheesecake
Rum & Raisin
Favourite restuarant Locally its RED and I like Pollen Street Social in London too
Favourite pastime Maze, London
Cooking & watching films
Favourite film Weird Science Cooking Favourite book The Bourne Trilogy
‘Fingerprints of The Gods’ by Graham Hancock
Favourite lyric "I believe for everyone who goes astray, someone will Any line from ‘Real Talk’ by R Kelly. Hilariously come to show the way" Favourite person My Dad My family Favourite celebrity Joe Rogan Jeremy Renner (at the moment) Favourite thing to splurge on Shoes
Eating out or endless cycling accessories
Favourite memory Being in the East End at Christmas. Going to the pub Christmas morning with my Dad, Brother and Granddad for a few drinks before going to Nan's for dinner.
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GUERNSEY SOLOS PUT YOU ON THE MENU IN AN EXCITING ALTERNATIVE TO DATING... IT CAN BE HARD SUDDENLY FINDING YOURSELF SINGLE AT ANY AGE, BUT BETWEEN THE AGES OF 30 AND 45 Guernsey can be a very lonely place for singletons. You may be surrounded by great family, friends and have a fulfilling job, however if your friends are married or with young children, who do you go out with and where would you go anyway? What makes matters worse is there seems to be a certain stigma about being single in Guernsey, there men and women around the island literally sitting at home on a weekend with no company and nowhere to go? I have met them – they are all perfectly normal, attractive people with great personalities, just lacking in opportunities. Dating websites are a plenty but with none Guernsey centric and some costing up to £150 to join what option do our lonely friends have?
someone somewhere always seems to want to make money out of venerable people! Well 2013 things have changed. A dinner club for single men and women between the ages of 30 and 45 has been set up and all you have to pay for is the meal! The concept is easy, there is a central e-mail and all you do is register your interest, you will then be told when and where the next meal is booked for and all you do is turn up, the only cost being the food and drink you consume on the night. The meals are planned for the second Friday of each month, so what have you got to lose? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and register your interest, you may meet some great friends and who know you may just meet the love of your life!
Other events have been organised in the past but often admin fees have been charged –
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14 DAYS OF LOVE
Show your love
Love is in the Air as Valentine's Day approaches and with the 14 Days of Love 2013 campaign running from 1—14 February by thebestof Guernsey, island businesses are certainly in the mood to receive your love. This highly successful annual campaign run nationally by thebestof is all about encouraging locals to ‘show some love’ by providing reviews for great local businesses. Last year several thousand reviews were provided for local businesses during the campaign. Bonboniera were crowned ‘Most Loved Business in Guernsey’ having received over 300 reviews from satisfied customers on thebestof Guernsey website. Nine local businesses achieved the status of ’Most Loved’ in their categories in the British Isles including Bluchip, Body & Sole, Bonboniera, Bonsai Group, Island Adventures, Pavillion Interiors, Sarnia Mutual, Things To Do Guernsey, and Vision Networks. 26 businesses placed in the top five nationally for their categories, PLUS four businesses also placed in the ‘Top 100 Most Loved Businesses in the British Isles’.
for your best Guernsey business and WIN GREAT PRIZES! Prizes include: Orient Express experience Luxurious spa day Silverstone Ferrari driving experience Michelin star restaurant dinner for two Plus loads more! Simply Visit thebestof.co.uk/local/guernsey/recommend and tell us who you love! In return you will be entered into the 14 days of Love National Draw with 14 great daily prizes up for grabs. The more reviews you add, the more entries you get! PLUS thebestof Guernsey will also be giving away £200 to spend with any locally featured business to one lucky local 'lover' who posts a review before midnight on 14th February.
This year thebestof Guernsey would love to see even more Guernsey businesses listed amongst the top 100. So please support the campaign and show your love by posting reviews on thebestof Guernsey website for local businesses who have offered you a great service. All reviews collected from 1st March 2012 up until midnight on 14th February 2013 will be added to the website’s Love-O-Meter which will ultimately display who the ‘Most Loved’ business are, both locally and nationally.
Winners to be announced online on
Support 14 Days of Love #14daysof love facebook.com/bestofguernsey
Tell us which local business you love!
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ANNEKA AND BRYN THE RABBIT POTM
PET OF THE MONTH
This month Gallery caught up with Bryn the Rabbit who has a very close relationship with a doorstop in the way of a Sheep! It fits our LUST theme perfectly...
ANNEKA Breed: Human Age: 26 Likes: Rugby, Surfing - anything outdoors and pole dancing. Dislikes: Bryn when he persistently tries to hump my feet. If you were an animal what would you be?: I would be a Sea Turtle because they are mellow and in Hawaiian symbolise happiness. I have one tattooed on my back. Most like to do in life?: I would like to be Ray Mears and live in the wilderness. Interesting fact: I have had a few rabbits who have had unusual friends. I used to have another Dutch Blue called Pebble who was in love with my pet Bantam Speckle Chicken... seriously, they adored each other and spent every waking minute together.
BRYN Breed: Dutch Blue Age: Unknown Likes: His sheep evidently! He loves our bedroom, and likes to sit on my fiancées pillow because he knows he is not supposed to. Using our house as a racetrack. He's a typical man and is also very motivated by food. Running figures of 8 around your feet. Dislikes: Getting trodden on because he's trying to hump our feet. If you were a human what would you be?: A very active one. Probably one that would get in trouble a lot and be a bit risqué I would imagine! Bryn's hobbies: Sleeping, eating, nibbling the sheep doorstop. Exploring behind the sofa, although he does frequently get stuck. Interesting fact: Bryn was found up at Pleinmont in a garden and had no home, so he came to live with us. He was obviously domesticated as he was happy to be picked up and cuddled. He was originally called Kevin but was renamed by my fiancées welsh army friend and the name stuck.
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PURPLE PINKIE DAY ROTARY’S CAMPAIGN TO RID THE WORLD OF THE LIFE THREATENING AND CRIPPLING POLIO VIRUS JUST 40 PENCE SAVES A LIFE The two Rotary Clubs in Guernsey continue to help raise awareness and funds to support the worldwide campaign by Rotary International to eradicate polio worldwide. Your assistance again in promoting the Purple Pinkie Day in Guernsey would be much appreciated. 2012 saw the World Health Assembly declare the completion of poliovirus eradication a programmatic emergency for global public health. The Global Polio Emergency Action Plan was launched in support of national emergency action plans against poliomyelitis from the three remaining countries in which the disease is endemic, namely: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Rotary International started this global campaign in 1985 and continues to be a spearhead partner in the fight against polio, a life threatening and disabling virus that can literally strike overnight and which mainly affects children under 5yrs. When we started over 1,000 children daily were affected in over 125 countries. We are still waiting for final figures to come in for 2012 but we are hoping that the number of cases of Polio will be less than 300 for the entire year and polio is now endemic in just 3 countries. 2012 has also been a difficult year, particularly in Pakistan where there have been killings of people involved in the polio vaccine programme. Rotary and its partners are determined that this will not stop the eradication of polio in this country because as long as polio exists anywhere in the world it is still a threat to us all. Polio is literally just a plane ride away.
Purple Pinkie DAY
PLEASE Support Rotary in its Campaign to
Friday 22nd February Just 40 pence saves a life Wear something PURPLE, Dress Down, have PURPLE hair, sell PURPLE cakes SIMPLY HAVE a PURPLE DAY Organised by Rotary Club of Guernsey and Rotary Guernesiais The POLIO immunisation drops cost ONLY 40 PENCE per dose Please help Rotary to free the Children of the World from this life threatening and crippling disease
Polio now only exists in the environment in 3 countries That is 122 countries where it has been eradicated!!! Cheques payable to Rotary Club of Guernsey Ð End Polio Now and sent to Rotarian Jannine Birtwistle, Gainsborough Lodge, Rue du Gains, St Pierre du Bois GY7 9BS Any queries including updates to our mailing list please call Jannine on 267100 or email@example.com
GOAL50 PRESS RELEASE SATURDAY CAFÉ Goal50 was boosted by £500 as a result of a Saturday Café held at Zion Christian Fellowship in St Saviours. Amongst other things, home made crafts, jewellery and cakes were sold and people enjoyed coffee and cakes. A children’s corner provided activities and face painting. Organiser, Sue Seabrook said, ‘We wanted to help the people in the Cape Flats area of Cape Town who live in very difficult circumstances.’ Goal50 is raising funds to build an orphanage at the Great Commission United soccer academy in Heideveld. Goal50 founder, Nigel Pascoe, commented, ‘I am very grateful for every initiative being made and the Saturday Café has further helped our funding.’ Mr Pascoe is due to visit Cape Town again in January.
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OUR COMMUNITY “It’s great that Fusion could sponsor the playing kit and Luna the travelling kit, as the team travel to play other big name teams around the UK regularly it’s important that they feel confident before the game and when heading on the pitch. “Fusion Nightclub and Luna Bar are proud to support the club and we wish them all the best in their upcoming matches.” Disability football has been taught in the island for over 15 years and in 2008 the team became affiliated with the GFA and the GDFC was created.
WIN A HOME WITH THE SARNIA ESTATE AGENT PROPERTY LOTTERY
would like to thank the many local businesses that have given up a lot of their time and resources to make this lottery a reality in particular J. Meerveld & Sons, Guernsey Treats, Trinity Chambers, Ideal Furnishing and Rock and Small.”
IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE BUT ON 13TH APRIL ONE LUCKY TICKET HOLDER WILL WIN A FULLY FURNISHED TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT INCLUSIVE OF ALL LEGAL FEES..
With tickets priced at only £150 and limited to a number of 3000 available, tickets are expected to sell fast. Whilst the prize is obviously a great way for first time buyers to get firmly on the property ladder it is also ideal for existing home owners as the property can be rented to give a monthly income. The two bedroom apartment is located in the brand new development, Herald Court in Victoria Road. There is also a second prize of £3,000 and a third prize of £1,000 of vouchers to spend at Ideal Furnishing.
The Sarnia Estate Agents Property Lottery has been created to support the Guernsey Cheshire Home and to will make one lucky ticket holder mortgage free. “We wanted to come up with a ground breaking first for the Guernsey Property Market, whilst still raising a lot of money for an important Charity” said Alex Ford Managing Director of Sarnia Estate Agents. “I was delighted when Alex got in contact to discuss the Property Lottery, explaining that the home was the chosen charity to benefit from the draw.” said Alex Jenner from The Guernsey Cheshire Home, she added “We
Tickets are available via debit or credit card by calling the dedicated hotline 07781422444 or for purchase via cash or cheque pop into Sarnia Estate Agents offices and Ideal Furnishing. More information about The Property Lottery can be found by visiting: www.propertylottery.gg
The GFA affiliation allows the GDFC to compete and travel as a FA club and compete with other FA clubs and enter FA tournaments for disabled footballers. GDFC has played against the likes of Everton, Arsenal and Southampton. The club trains once a week at the old St Sampson’s School (now College of FE) on Mondays from 6 – 7:30pm. The club are always looking for news players from age 12. Head coach Marc Le Page said: “ “We’ve wanted to get a kit to use when we compete as the GDFC team for a while and when we told Fusion what we needed, and how a new kit would benefit the team, they offered their support. “The new kit seems to have brought a new lease of life and pride out in our athletes. “Our A team won their competition in Jersey with our B team finishing second. The Northern Ireland trip saw a role reversal with our B team winning their competition and our A team finishing second. Since having our new kit the teams have won a total of thirteen games, drawn five and lost only twice scoring 48 goals in the process. “As a team we would like to thank the Fusion Nightclub and Luna Bar staff and Adam for their generosity and we look forward to the on-going charity partnership,” he said.
THE GUERNSEY DISABILITY FOOTBALL CLUB (GDFC) HAS A NEW TEAM PLAYING KIT AND TRAVELLING KIT THANKS TO SPONSORSHIP FROM FUSION NIGHTCLUB AND LUNA BAR.
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The team applied for funding for the new kit as part of Fusion nightclub’s search for a charity partner and owner Adam Burroughs sponsored the full cost of the team’s playing kit and travelling kit. “Football is such a great team sport and here at Fusion Nightclub and Luna Bar we’re all big football fans so I’m really pleased to sponsor the new kit for the GDFC,” said Mr Burroughs.
LLOYDS TSB FOUNDATION HELPS GVS TO CONTINUE HELPING OTHERS
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A VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION THAT HAS BEEN SERVING THE BAILIWICK FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS HAS RECEIVED A DONATION FROM THE LLOYDS TSB FOUNDATION FOR THE CHANNEL ISLANDS The Guernsey Voluntary Services (GVS) - formerly the WRVS or Women’s Royal Voluntary Service - relies on over 500 volunteers to deliver such essential services as Meals on Wheels, the Island Emergency Team and assisting with the Blood Donor Service. Although it receives an annual grant from the States of Guernsey, the GVS has to meet its own running expenses from modest charges for services and fundraising initiatives. Notwithstanding the merits of such important work for the community, the donation of £11,215 will be put towards the day-to-day running costs of the Jubilee Day Centre. The GVS Manager, Clare Burton, said they were very grateful to the foundation as the Jubilee Day Centre was pivotal in the charity’s work with the older members of the community. ‘It is a delicate balance between keeping our charges to our clients as low as we can, whilst still providing a nice day out for them, so continuing support towards our running costs from the Lloyds TSB Foundation helps us do that,’ she said. In addition to the Jubilee Day Centre, the GVS runs a second day centre, The Russels, in St Peter Port. Both operate to provide a comfortable meeting place for the older members of the community, where they can take pleasure in the company of others, enjoy good food and benefit from the facilities that the centres have to offer. The Lloyds TSB Foundation for the Channel Islands has donated in excess of £10 million to charities in the Channel Islands, the UK and overseas since it’s inception in 1985. It is a grant-making trust that decides on and makes donations to charities in both bailiwicks. Its mission is to support and work in partnership with charitable organisations which help people, especially those who are disadvantaged or disabled, to play a fuller role in communities throughout the Channel Islands. The Foundations are legally independent of the Lloyds TSB Group and independent boards of trustees determine their policies. The Chairman of the local foundation is Jurat Stephen Jones and the Executive Director is John Hutchins. Mr Hutchins said: ‘We are delighted to have been able to assist the GVS during 2012 and also in previous years. It is a very well run charity and critical to Guernsey.
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The number of volunteers involved assists so much in producing an effective charity.’
SAFFERY CHAMPNESS HOSTS CHARITY “50 SHADES OF EARL GREY” PAMPERING TEA PARTY TAKING ITS CUE FROM THE INDULGENCE IN THE BOOK THAT HAS TAKEN THE WORLD BY STORM, SAFFERY CHAMPNESS STAFF HAVE ORGANISED A “50 SHADES OF EARL GREY” PAMPERING TEA PARTY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CLIC SARGENT. Saffery Champness partners the local branch of CLIC Sargent to help with its fundraising as well as trying to raise the profile and awareness of the charity and the support it can offer local families. “50 Shades of Earl Grey” promises to be one of its biggest fund-raising events of the year for the charity. The event is run in association with CLIC’s “Great Mums Get Together”, a national initiative which gives women the chance to get together for a cup of tea, some cake and ultimately to raise money for children and young people with cancer, and their families. “Our Guernsey ‘50 Shades of Earl Grey’ fund raising event is open to everyone though, not just mums,” said Lisa Vizia, a director of Saffery Champness.
and up do’s, and Jamie Oliver cookware, Ice Jewellery and Claire Tetlow’s Cakes n Bakes will each have areas. The day will be captured by local photographer and artist Lucy Fleming. Avenue Flowers will be providing the floral displays. Local CLIC Sargent representatives are also excited to hear that Daphne Pullen OBE, CLIC’s Chair of Trustees, will be coming over from the UK to attend the event.. A retired authority lawyer, Ms Pullen was previously Chair of the Samaritans and Vice Chair of a branch of Victim Support. She also continues to be a Helpline volunteer which she has done for more than 20 years so has a great deal of experience within the voluntary sector. “As you can imagine our in-house team, together with the charity, have had a lot of fun organising the event. We have also been overwhelmed by the tremendous amount of support we have received from other businesses and individuals who have given up their valuable spare time to help raise as much money as possible for this extremely worthy cause,” said Ms Vizia. The tickets cost £20 and will entitle each person to afternoon tea with a glass of bubbly – the total of the ticket sales and raffle will be donated to CLIC. The charity will also receive a proportion of all sales from the stalls in the Area of Indulgence. “We are underwriting all the event costs so that every penny raised can go to CLIC,” said Ms Vizia. Belinda Netherton, CLIC Sargent Guernsey Chair said: “We have held an annual tea party for some time now but never before has it been at such a grand scale. This is thanks to the wonderful team at Saffery Champness who have gone to great efforts to make this afternoon not only one of indulgence but one which will hopefully raise a significant amount of money for our charity. I have been overwhelmed by Saffery staff’s energy and enthusiasm. We are delighted that our Chair of Trustees will be attending.”
The ticket-only fund raising event has the capacity for 200 people and will be held at the Duke of Richmond on Sunday 3 March from 2pm until 5.30 p.m. While enjoying afternoon tea, and supping a glass of bubbly, attendees will be able to indulge in all manner of pampering and shopping in the ‘Area of Indulgence’ where clothing boutique, Free Love will be debuting its latest range of handbags and shoes, the Day Salon will be offering mini spa treatments, students from the College of Further Education will be helping with manicures whilst the Sports and Remedial Massage Clinic will provide back, neck and shoulder treatments. Thomas and Miles hairdressers will be offering styling tips
COGNITIVE BRAIN TRAINING FOR HEADWAY COGNITIVE BRAIN TRAINING, WHICH HAS BENEFITED HEADWAY GUERNSEY USERS, WILL CONTINUE AFTER A DONATION FROM THE SURE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. GUERNSEY’S STYLE MAGAZINE
The course, which supports people with a brain injury, has already proved successful. ‘It’s been extremely effective and those users who have been through the course have reported back to us on the positive impact it has had on their lives,’ said Orla-Marie Manning from Headway Guernsey. The course enables participants to understand more about brain injury and then focuses on memory groups and confidence. ‘We deal with a wide range of brain injuries including aneurysms, meningitis, stroke and accidents. Each person will be affected differently, depending on who they are and the injury and so we look at their needs and then identify which modules will be of greatest benefit,’ said Mrs Manning. ‘A brain injury affects every area of a person’s being, their family environment, work environment and social life and so our aim is help our users accept the modified version of themselves and learn to live their lives to the full.’ Headway Guernsey receives no financial support from the States of Guernsey and each year needs to find sufficient funds to cover wages, rent and course material. ‘We rely so much on the generosity of other people to fund the work we do. It’s important that people who support us understand how vital that support is and so we’re delighted that members of the Sure Community Foundation have taken the time to join one of our group sessions,’ said Mrs Manning. ‘Without the generous financial support of companies, organisations and individuals, we simply wouldn’t be able to offer the services we do.’ Karen Jagger from the Sure Community Foundation said it was privilege to be invited to see the work being undertaken by Headway. ‘It’s very easy to write a cheque but one of the core aims of the Sure Community Foundation is to support charities and organisations which really make a difference and so we are taking the time to understand the work they are doing and the impact it has,’ she said. ‘It was fascinating for us to spend time with the group at Headway, learn more about the problems they encounter on a daily basis and how this course is helping them.’ Mrs Jagger added that the Sure Community Foundation has also recently organised for nine hampers containing food donated by staff to be distributed by Wigwam to families it supports and donated money to Every Child Our Future to purchase packs for primary schools aimed at improving child literacy. ‘We are always very keen to hear from charities and organisations who require financial or physical support. Sure employs more than 200 people in the island and so as well we having funds to donate, we also have staff who are willing to help charities and organisations,’ said Mrs Jagger.
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SCHOOL SUPPORTED BY GUERNSEY IS OFFICIALLY OPENED
Each of the students will be giving five litres of water a day with the aim of reducing illness and malnutrition and in turn lead to fewer school absences, improve study results and reduce youth unemployment.
A SCHOOL IN KENYA, BUILT USING MONEY FROM GUERNSEY, HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY OPENED.
Greater gender equality will also be achieved as the girls who typically spend hours collecting water will be able to attend school instead. All of the children will learn about economically and environmentally sustainable rainwater harvesting, water filtration, sanitation and agricultural practices while at school.
Uaso Nyiro Primary School in the Laikipia East district of Kenya, was jointly funded by the Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission and the Zeitz Foundation, with Guernsey-based charity, the Ellen Jane Rihoy Trust, facilitating the project and acting as financial administrator. Liz Rihoy, who works for Zeitz Foundation and her brother Gavin, managing director of Rihoy & Son, together with their brother Jeremy and mother Jane, set up the Ellen Jane Rihoy Trust in memory of their father John. Dr Rihoy and Gavin attended the opening ceremony on behalf of the organisations involved and the people of Guernsey. ‘We have been sent regular updates on the progress of the school but it was fantastic to see it finished and to meet some of the teachers and students and learn just how much this one building will change the lives of so many people,’ said Mr Rihoy. ‘It was an honour and a privilege for me to be there on behalf of the Ellen Jane Rihoy Trust and the people of Guernsey. The extraordinary levels of gratitude sent from the community was more than I could have imagined.’ The school, which will educate 700 children, includes four classrooms, teachers’ rooms, vegetable gardens, a courtyard theatre, workshop and community space, which will be used for health projects and other local initiatives that strengthen the school and local community. The school, which is an area with just 600mm of rainfall a year, has also been designed to ease water shortages by using an innovative system to collect, store and filter rainwater. The unique Waterbank design by American non-profit company PITCHAfrica will see the school’s 600sq.m. roof catchment area collecting more than 350,000 litres of water each year.
‘As the school is the first of its kind, comprehensive monitoring and evaluation will be essential, not only to identify ways in which this school can improve but also as a blueprint for future schools based on a similar design of combining education with a way of easing water shortages,’ said Dr Rihoy. ‘The Ellen Jane Rihoy Trust has agreed to cover the cost of a monitoring and evaluation programme and so the links between the Usao Nyiro Primary School and Guernsey will continue even though the building has been completed.’ Mike O’Hara, chairman of the Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission said it had worked with the Ellen Jane Rihoy Trust previously. ‘The Ellen Jane Rihoy Trust has facilitated some life-changing projects and always acts in a highly professional manner. Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission has been delighted to work with them on projects in South Africa, Kenya and Malawi and we are currently considering a further application from them for Endana Secondary School in Kenya,’ said Deputy O’Hara. The Zeitz Foundation is encouraging islanders to provide an educational bursary for students in their last year of education at Usao Nyiro Primary School to enable them to go on to secondary education. The recipients, who are chosen by a panel, are offered a place in a boarding school to enable them to maximise the time they have to study. The cost of a bursary is US$515 a year and sponsors will be sent regular updates and letters from the student.
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LOOKING FOR THE ‘PAWFECT’ HOME GSPCA AND GALLERY MAGAZINE HAVE TEAMED UP TO SHOWCASE SOME OF THE ADORABLE ANIMALS THAT ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR HOMES HERE IN GUERNSEY. EVERY MONTH WE WILL BE BRINGING YOU 8 PROFILES OF ANIMALS THAT TOUCHED OUR HEARTS WHEN GALLERY WENT ON OUR MONTHLY VISIT. If you are interested in any of the featured animals and think you could offer them a safe and loving environment within your home please get in contact with the GSPCA on 01481 257261 to arrange a visitation. The team at Gallery Towers would love to know how successful our collaboration with the GSPCA is and which little blighters we have helped to re-home so please, please quote “Gallery” when phoning the shelter. If you are successful in your animal adoption please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a pic and we will run a feature ;)
Name: Meg Animal: Dog Breed: English Springer Bitch Age: 7 months Bio: She is a sweet little dog with bags of energy and enthusiasm and would seek a fun loving active home.
Name: Senner & George Animal: Guinea Pig Bio: Senner & George are two adorable male guinea pigs looking for a new home.
Name: Sophie Animal: Cat Breed: Tortie and White Cat Age: Adult Bio: She is very healthy despite her age and loves attention and sitting on your lap.
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Name: Harvey Animal: Conure Breed: Patagonian Bio: Harvey the Patagonian Conure is in need of a new aviary home. Harvey is a real character with a lot to squawk about.
Name: Felix Animal: Cat Breed: Black an White Cat Age: 3 years Bio: She came in as a feral and unfortunately is still very nervous so would best suit a farm or stable yard.
Name: Abigail Animal: Cat Breed: Tortie and White female Age: 8 years Bio: Is one of the staffs favourites cats and is very sweet.
Name: Spencer Animal: Budgie Breed: Male Bio: A cheeky little chappy needing a new home
Name: Bianca Animal: Rabbit Breed: White Albino Bio: A chilled out rabbit needing to hop into a new home
If you are interested in adopting any of the animals featured here please call 01481 257261... to view further pets available please visit gspca.org.gg
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FILM REVIEW UP&COMING words | Jonathon Holloway
This month’s director of the month was quite a challenge as any director or filmmaker who is consistently associated with “Lust” can more often than not be primarily found in the Adult section. With this in mind I went for something a bit different and instead chose Wally Pfister, a cinematographer. Cinematographers aren’t usually the most famous of film personnel, but his partnership with director Christopher Nolan means you will have definitely seen his films, The Dark Knight trilogy, ‘Inception’ and ‘Moneyball’ to name a few. The reason I have chosen Pfister is that before he became the most sought after cinematographer in Hollywood, he learnt his trade lighting and shooting erotic drama in the 1990s. Before The Dark Knight Trilogy, there was the Inside Out Trilogy, a PlayBoy production. Twenty years before picking up his Oscar for ‘Inception’, Pfister was filming ‘Lower Level’ and ‘Secret Games’. All very suggestive titles with (from what I read) equally suggestive material. I think the fact that Pfister has used the technical skills that he picked up in the industry to become an industry giant is worthy of a mention in itself. Direct-to-DVD bargain basement to Hollywood blockbusters grossing over $2 billion worldwide, not bad right?
Director of the month
18 1992 Dir. Francis Coppola
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12A Dir. Sacha Gervasi. Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren & Scarlett Johansson Based upon real events, Hitchcock is a biographical film of one of cinemas greatest directors, Alfred Hitchcock, during the making of his most famous film, Psycho. After the success of his film “North by Northwest”, amongst insinuations that he should retire, Hitchcock refuses big budget studio opportunities such as adapting Casino Royale in favour of re-capturing his artistic flair by adapting the titular horror novel based upon the crimes of Ed Gein. The film tells the story of Hitchcock’s (Hopkins) life and the relationship with his wife (Mirren) during the making of this seminal film.
Wreck it Ralph
PG Dir. Rich Moore. Starring: John C. Reilly & Sarah Silverman The latest animated caper from Walt Disney Animation Studios tells the story of the titular Ralph (John C. Reilly), a video game villain who dreams of becoming the hero. Living in a local gaming arcade, he travels between video games taking on various quests on his adventure to become the goody, but unwillingly creates a threat to the whole arcade which he must rise against.
Cruel Intentions Ford
An adaption of the classic horror story originally written by Bram Stoker in 1895 might not be the first film to come to mind when envisioning ‘lust’, but in many ways love and seduction is a vital element in the Dracula myth. Dracula becomes a vampire after he curses himself when he loses his wife, the drive of the story is that he seeks to be reunited with her, believing the wife (Ryder) of Jonathan Harker (Reeves) to be the reincarnation of her. His portrayal as a macabre –romantic elaborates this concept, his murder scenes look better suited to romance than death. Dracula conveys a more traditional theme of vampyric and supernatural lust and love than many modern day counter parts.
15 1999 Dir. Roger Kumble
An adaption of the French novel ‘Les Liaisons dangereuses’ or Dangerous Liaisons, but refitted for a teenage audience. Instead of 18th century French aristocracy, the film is centered on wealthy teenagers in modern day New York City. Prep school queen Kathryn (Gellar) makes a bet with her step-brother Sebastian (Phillipe) that won't be able to bed the naïve and innocent Annette (Reese Witherspoon). If he loses, Kathryn gets his vintage Jaguar roadster, if he wins he gets Kathryn in any way he chooses.
15 Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Denzel Washington & Don Cheadle Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, an alcoholic airline pilot who saves a routine flight from crashing, saving almost all of the passengers on board. However, when an investigation is launched into the crash, troubling news is uncovered relating to Whitakers troubled background. This is director Robert Zemeckis first live action film since 2000, when ‘Cast Away’ and ‘What Lies Beneath’ were both released. In the interim Zemeckis concentrated on motion capture animation, making films such as Beowulf and The Polar Express. His return has been met with some critical praise being nominated for two Oscars including Best Actor for Denzel Washington.
A Good Day to Die Hard TBC Dir. John Moore. Starring: Bruce Willis, Mary Winstead & Jai Courtney
After a six year break, the fifth instalment of the Die Hard franchise sees Bruce Willis returning as John McClane. McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclearweapons heist by terrorists, causing father and son to team up against the Russian criminal underworld. Director John Moore has a relatively checkered career so far, having helmed flops such as the video game adaptation Max Payne and the 2006 remake of The Omen. Die hard fans of the Die Hard franchise are hoping he can turn his fortunes around.
American Beauty 15 1999
Dir. Sam Mendes.
Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father suffering a midlife crisis, who turns his life around when he becomes infatuated with his daughter’s friend, Angela (Suvari). Lester’s obsession for Angela sparks when he first sees her as a cheer leader at her daughters high-school rally, the now famous scene where Lester fantasizes Angela lying naked in a bed of falling rose petals. It is not just Lester who succumbs to his passions, his wife Carolyn (Bening) has an affair with a real estate agent known as “The King”. Lust gives the characters a chance to throw off their suburban shackles and rediscover themselves in the wake of their sexual reawakening. GUERNSEY’S STYLE MAGAZINE
BOOK CORNER words | Caroline Mauger 2012 was all about erotic fiction – namely Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels by E.L James. Its success has led to the publication of a host of parodies as well as jumping-on-the-bandwagon novels such as Eighty Days Yellow. The thing is, I found Fifty Shades more laughable than sexy and found myself immune to Christian Grey’s so-called charms. I challenged the Committee to tell me what books got their pulses racing. Many of these are written or set in the past, when people in love necessarily had to wait before being able to give in to their lustful impulses. It’s all about the slow burn!
Precious Bane by Mary Webb A classic of historical literature by comparatively unknown author Mary Webb, set in rural Shropshire in the 19th century. Prudence is a wild, passionate girl who is born with a hare lip (her ‘precious bane’) and cursed for it by the superstitious people amongst whom she lives. The story follows a brother lusting for wealth and status and his sister Prue’s own love for a local man, with twists and turns showing the destructive consumption of lust. A heart-rending love story, endorsed by the then Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (1928) who was moved to write an introduction to the book. (Rebecca Booth, Sponsorship)
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer If you haven’t heard of this one you must have been living on another planet - it spawned the hugely successful film franchise of the same name, fans of which have been dubbed Twihards. Perhaps I’m old enough to know better but I loved the whole saga. Twilight is undoubtedly my favourite book of the four: when it comes to stories of love and lust, to travel is better than to arrive. You can keep Christian Grey and his inability to retain his trousers when Anastasia bites her bottom lip; a love story is always better with plenty of obstacles along the way and losing control could have dire consequences for Bella, what with Edward being a vampire. Not exactly realistic, but definitely romantic. (Caroline Mauger, Secretary/Writer) BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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A Room with a View by E.M Forster Lucy Honeychurch has her rigid, middle-class life mapped out for her until she visits Florence with her uptight cousin Charlotte and her eyes are opened by the unconventional characters she meets, especially passionate George Emerson. Lucy finds herself torn between the intensity of life in Italy and the repressed morals of Edwardian England, personified in her terminally dull fiancé Cecil Vyse. When the three young people meet again in England, Lucy has to decide whether she prefers Cecil, who will keep her under his protection in his house as a work of art for others to admire, or George, with whom she will have to face the challenges of the world but be free. Satirical yet very romantic. (Catriona Stares, Festival Director)
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan More of a novella than a novel, this is the story of the wedding night of two twentysomethings, Edward and Florence. Set before the sexual revolution really got going later in the 60s, both newlyweds are inexperienced and unsure, both of themselves and of what to expect from each other. McEwan masterfully conveys the tension between the characters as he describes the scene that unfolds in the honeymoon suite of a hotel on the Dorset coast. Be prepared for a feast of sensitivities and emotions – the perfect antidote to Fifty Shades of Grey. (Ed Jewell, Customer Services Librarian, Guille-Allès Library)
We offer the people of Guernsey the chance to enjoy classic, foreign and contemporary films – not available for public viewing elsewhere on the island. If your interested in film and meeting like‑ minded people then CinéGuernsey is for you.
The Intouchables Tuesday 5th February 2013
Wealthy, and recently disabled, Phillipe is interviewing candidates for the position of his carer when he is confronted by the petty crook Driss. After reaching an agreement, Driss is employed on a trial period and he moves in with Phillipe to start work. As the two men begin to bond, the impact they have on each others lives surprises them both and a friendship is formed which catches them both off guard. A huge hit in its native France, and with an english language remake already on the works, catch this uplifting film in it’s original form. The film is being screened at Frossard Theatre, Candie and starts at 19:30pm. The film is rated 15. Tickets cost £8 (non-members) / £6.50 (members and students) and can be booked at www.guernseytickets.gg
The Secret Of Kells Wednesday 13th February 2013
Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost which is constantly under siege from barbarian raids. When a mysterious stranger arrives from the isle of Iona carrying an ancient book, life will never be the same for the young man. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. Compared to the work of Miyazaki, this Irish fable manages to mix humour and adventure to great effect and is guaranteed to enchant children while also offering something fresh and dynamic for adults to enjoy.
The film is being screened at Frossard Theatre, Candie and starts at 14.30pm (Doors open at 13:45). The film is rated PG. Tickets cost £5 (non-member adults), £4 (adult members and students), £3 (child) and £10 for a family ticket (1 adult and up to 3 children) and can be booked at www.guernseytickets.gg CineGuernsey can be found online at www.cineguernsey.com, http://www. facebook.com/CineGuernsey or on Twitter at @cineguernsey
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DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA THAT NEEDS FUNDING? The Guernsey Arts Commission funding process is open to anyone and any art form The next Funding Application deadline is Friday 1st March.
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So if you are thinking of, or are in the process of, being creative in any art form now or further into 2013, please apply - we’d love to hear from you! We issue grants, underwriting and sponsorship matches and travel grants for many varied arts projects and events across the year. Your idea can involve music, dance, theatre, visual arts, spoken & written word, and/or much more! As with all funding bodies, we have certain criteria you need to meet to be eligible: accessibility and communication, audience engagement and art in public places. You can find out about these in detail at www.arts.gg under ‘Funding’. Should your project or event match any or all of the criteria listed on the website, it will have a much better chance of receiving funding from the Guernsey Arts Commission - though we appreciate that not every aspect of the criteria may apply. This opportunity is for you, the artist, so get informed and get applying! We’re here to support you!
For more information, get in touch with the team by emailing email@example.com or calling 01481 709747. All downloadable packs are available at www.arts.gg.
Etched in Memory >
the greenhouse from Thursday 14th February
Arts Sunday >
St Peter Port Sunday 9th June
Exhibition runs From 14th February To 3RD APRIL 2013 at the greenhouse 0038
CALLOUT OUTFOR FORARTISTS ARTISTS CALL The Guernsey Arts Commission has an exciting Community Arts programme for 2013! We are looking to build up a team of Artists to help us deliver our high quality Community Arts projects. Our programme runs over evenings, weekends and some weekdays. We are seeking Artists based in Guernsey using all mediums but specifically filmmaking, stop-motion animation, dance and technology. You will be expected to engage with people of all ages and abilities.
Art on the Beach > Vazon Sunday 7th July
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If you are interested in these exciting new projects, please email your CV including any website links or samples of your work to Lottie@arts.gg and state when you are available to work. For example â€˜evenings in the week.â€™ Visit www.arts.gg to find out more information about the call out and the GAC! Any offer of employment with GAC will be subject to a satisfactory disclosure report from the Criminal Records Bureau.
For more infomation about the Guernsey Arts Commission please contact us at www.arts.gg.
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Charlotte Barnes ARTIST PROFILE
Tell us a bit about yourself, your work and how you ended up making the transition from Manchester to Guernsey? I have a Degree in Editorial Photography and an MA in Media Arts. While studying for my MA I started to explore the world of Community Arts. I then worked as a Community Artist, Project Manager for 8 years in Greater Manchester. I engaged with many communities and worked for a variety of organisations. This has given me such valuable experience but I was ready for a change and wanted to work within a new community. Have you always worked in a community based job? Most of my career has been working with communities, but I did work at a Design Agency for two years, creating artwork for print. Were you creative as a child or is this something that has grown from working within the arts industry? I have always been creative. As a child I would gather my friends together to make up short plays and then perform them to family and friends. The big motivation for me, to build a career in the arts, was when I was given my first SLR camera. I instantly couldn’t put the camera down and I spent many a happy hour in the university library looking through photography books. How does the local community differ from your previous positions? I haven’t been on the Island long enough to get to know the community yet. One early impression is that the field of community arts is very different here, it is less established. What is your drive, what keeps it interesting for you? I am very passionate about using the Arts to support social change. A key element of working in the field of Community Arts is problem solving,
for example: How can we change social perception through using the arts? How do we engage specific communities through the arts? I have worked with many different communities and sometimes, through the arts, you are given a very unique insight into their lives. What is your preferred medium for your own work and where does your inspiration come from? My preferred medium is photography but recently I have started painting with acrylics. The Artist Richard Billingham has been a big inspiration for me. His piece of work ‘Ray’s a Laugh’ was the trigger for me to explore the relationship between the photographer and their subject. I was fascinated by the fact he chose to photographically document his life with his alcoholic father and chaotic family and exhibit those images. I naturally questioned if I could document and exhibit such personal moments of my life. This led me to start developing and delivering projects using photography to explore people’s lives. I am not interested in being the person photographing another person’s life, I prefer to equip and support the individual to photographically document their own lives. I hear your Grandfather designed the nose for the Concord, has he been an inspiration to you? Did he take you under his wing? Sorry. My Granddad was involved in the design of Concorde nose and the interior. I am immensely proud of his achievement and he is a great inspiration. He started working for British Aerospace straight from school, worked his way up the organisation and was at Director level when he retired. I have very special memories of my Granddad taking me to Heathrow Airport to watch Corcorde, he was very proud of the plane.
Where do you see your self in the future, do you think that Guernsey will become your home or do you have the desire to move onto new challenges? I have a five year contract as the Community Arts Development Manager for Guernsey Arts Commission. I now see Guernsey as my home, after the five years…we will have to wait and see!
‘TONY & GEORGE’ Photographs This piece of work was created in 2003 leading up to the decision to go war in Iraq. I engaged with the general public on the streets of Leeds and Manchester asking them to put on the mask of Tony Blair and George Bush. The work explores the potential impact the decision to go to war could have on everyone’s lives. I continued this piece of work when the war actually started but I had a very different response from the general public. People were more suspicious of the project and they didn’t want to be photographed with the masks on.
UNTITLED Painting Experimenting with a new medium.
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Make the files nice and big, about 4MB is a good size to aim for as a guide. We try and print every photo / doodle but we can’t get them all on the page full size unfortunately - they just wouldn’t fit!
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CYCLING AROUND THE WORLD
Pete and Mary are cycling around the world. Last time we caught up with them they were in Istanbul. Now they’ve got as far as Vietnam and had some time to answer a few questions about their epic ride. Tell us about your projects in Istanbul Our time in Istanbul was amazing. We spent four months living amongst artists, filmmakers, musicians, chefs etc. in the hectic neighbour hood of Cihangir. Having made contact with Studio 9, a gallery in a chic area of Istanbul, we were invited to take part in an exhibition. We took inspiration from the contrasts of the city; a tourist destination with beautiful ornate religious buildings but also home to the very different kind of beauty of ruinous buildings and more shambolic areas. We included references from patterns and Islamic architecture, the maze of streets and steps, the food and the culture. The exhibition consisted of three large scale drawings, drawing machines (Mary), and two platforms of landscapes created using a local commodity, the potato.(Pete). See our photographs of the exhibition at www.
marythompson.co.uk and www.peterroot.com. Is there a community of other cyclists travelling too? We’ve met loads of other people; cyclists, motor-cyclists, people in 4WD trucks etc… and a few we have met time and time again. Our first experience was a with a Swiss couple who were headed for the Turkmenistan border at the same time as us and we decided to ride together through ‘the Turkmen Dash’. It was fun, so much so that we continued our riding with Tobias and Marianne on and off for two months. When escaping our scary experience in Khorog we left as a group of ten cyclists as it’s bottleneck on the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan where you’re guaranteed to meet other travellers. Some of the people we travelled with from Khorog we’d met as far back as Turkey and Iran. How do you deal with injuries on the road? Apart from a few bumps and scratches, occasionally spending more time on the loo than we’d like and me having to clean my undies more often than is ideal, we’ve been lucky to not get sick or injured. Maybe I should have been a nurse, a couple of days ago I syringed my ears, successfully! How have your bodies changed after over a year of cycling? Mary looks more athletic and beautiful than ever before. I’ve grown about a foot taller and now have muscles on my toes.
You’ve probably encountered some scary situations? In July we got stuck in Khorog, in the Pamir mountains. We were woken by the sound of machineguns and, with twenty other guests, were trapped in the hotel for forty eight hours whilst hundreds of military troops engaged in gunfire with armed ‘rebels’. We couldn’t contact the British embassy because the government had shut down all media and communications. When we finally made our escape we cycled through a battlefield of burnt-out cars and blood stains on the road; a harrowing experience. More recently we were following the Yangtze when the road just disappeared into the river. Turns out, sections of it had been flooded due to the construction of the enormous Three Gorges dam. We managed to take a detour road but terrifyingly this was being peppered with landslides and falling rocks due to highway construction above. They were using ‘controlled’ explosions to blast away the rock which was, in turn, raining down on us. Although the road took us through breathtaking scenery it was one of the most terrifying experiences of our lives. We always avoid cycling at night, but on this occasion were left with no choice and had to make an eighteeen-hour dash for it.
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Survival skills and essential rituals? When we started camping at times we’d be so knackered we’d not bother cooking and just collapse after eating junk food from a petrol station.
We always thought we could trust each other with our lives, now we know we can. We’ve learnt that it’s important to make time for rituals like cooking food. Having found a spot Mary will convert the tent into home, whilst I boil water for coffee (that mini cafetiere we picked up in Istanbul is great!). If we’re camping somewhere cold then we boil a bit extra so we can have warm water to wash. Clean and relaxed, we stick on some music or a podcast and make some grub. Dinner is something like noodles, eggs and vegetables bought in a village that day. How do you see yourself looking back to the start of your trip?
An impossibly reductive summary of a life-changing trip We’d never class ourselves as shy but we’ve grown in confidence, both independently and with each other. We always thought we could trust each other with our lives, now we know we can. We focus more on the basics of life: good sleep, good food and other people. A smile and a wave from a stranger can make you feel fantastic all day long, a good dinner in your tent can be better than a night in an extravagant hotel. When you strip it down to the simple things in life we don’t feel like we are missing much. Still planning to cycle around the world? Absolutely! There’s still so much to see and this type of traveling is so rewarding. But we might settle in New Zealand for a while to replenish cash, do art projects and meet up with family again! Peter and Mary would like to thank www. WindMadness.com for their generous support.
Length 546 days 13 hours and 10 minutes (at the time of answering, drinking coffee on the south coast of Vietnam). Total punctures Mary: 16. 5 which happened in one afternoon in Turkey. Pete: 23. The first on Pete’s parent’s drive in Guernsey Total miles 22,532 kms Total countries 22 Most ice-creams in one day? Pete: 5, Mary: 2 Longest day 180 kms from Croatia to Hungary Shortest day 2.5 kms (Pamir mountains, Tajikistan) Weirdest thing eaten Poached sheep brains, tongue & eyes in Tehran (for breakfast) & crunchy fried sparrows in Vietnam Best thing eaten? Cold egg noodles with peanuts & white-hot chillies in a small restaurant in Yunnan Province
Catch up with Pete and Mary at twoonfourwheels.com
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REAL, ACTUAL TRAVEL REPORTS FROM VISITORS TO PARIS EURO DISNEY
“I took my girlfriend to Disneyland Paris, and it was magical. We went on the Big Thunder Mountain, the Star Wars thing and then on the Pirates of the Caribbean one. She was sick and we had an argument about the praonunciation of Caribbean – she insisted on the American ‘ribby-an’, when it’s obviously ‘rib-beyan’ – but apart from that it was absolutely top notch. It gets at least two thumbs up from me!”
Alexander Bagpipes, 23, scaffolder www.disneylandparis.co.uk
THE TITANIC BELFAST
JET2 THE FUTURE... OR THE DALES Travelling across Africa, maybe, but when it comes to travelling from Jersey to Gatwick to catch a connecting flight, the journey is most definitely not the destination.
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THE EIFFEL TOWER
“Absolutely smashing. From the top of the Eiffel Tower, the view’s a bit like standing at Fort Regent and looking at St Helier, except its MASSIVE. Which in my book, is no bad thing. The missus was well chuffed.”
Humphrey Waltzer, 34, IT consultant www.tour-eiffel.fr
“I’m all about the Belle Epoque era. For me, visiting the birthplace of the can-can was positively spiritual. Jewish people have the wailing wall, hippies have got Stone Henge, I’ve got the Moulin Rouge. My boyfriend took me here and it was well good. It was literally like being in a Baz Luhrmann film. I kept expecting Nicole Kidman or Ewan McGregor to jump out! Or Missy Elliott and Christina Aguilera in their knickers! Lol!! Lovely stuff.”
Jemima Puddleduck, 41,radiographer m.moulinrouge.fr
CHOCOLATE MASSAGE AT THE FOUR SEASONS
“No matter that a two hour treatment set my back 350 Euros, this chocolate massage impressed my ladyfriend no end. First she had a chocolate mint body scrub, then a Swiss chocolate and toffee body wrap, and then a massage with cocoa butter. Since we got back to Jersey, we’ve been recreating the experience all the time, using melted Mint Aeros, Twixes and Stork, but it’s nowhere near as good as the real thing.”
Luckily, for those looking to enjoy a citybreak but a soggy hop over the Channel Jet2 offer direct flights from Jersey to destinations including Belfast and Leeds Bradford. You won’t have to turn up at the airport three days early and push to the front of the queue to get half decent seats as you would with a certain predominantly orange low-cost airline but will still benefit from their ‘friendly low fares’ and 22kg baggage allowance. With the Yorkshire Dales on its doorstep, Leeds Bradford has much more to offer than just the vibrant city life of Leeds with its art galleries, theatres, boutiques and nightclubs but also the vast outside life that Yorkshire has to offer. If you’re into Medieval history be sure to pass by York to admire the York Minster and York Castle. If they’ve been good enough for Kings of ages gone by, they’re certainly good enough for you, Duck. If slightly more modern history is more your thing, then why not try Belfast instead? Streets lined with Edwardian architecture and 18th century saloons pale into insignificance in stark contrast to ‘The Titanic Belfast’, a futuristic structure built on the very site where the Titaic was built. Much like the Titanic, its vast, bold elevations project into the sky like the bow of a boat faced entirely in reflective glass panels, which I should think would work a treat at melting any surrounding ice. Or your face, so don’t forget your sunglasses, a hat and some factor 40. Of course, there’s plenty of picturesque countryside to roam outside of the city itself too, so choose wisely. Or choose both, without the hassle of connections, confusing baggage rules and unexpectedly escalating prices online. TAKE A LOOK AT JET2.COM TO FIND OUT MORE THE SHEEP IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES
Simon Phoenix, 20, stuntman www.fourseasons.com
“Last Valentine’s Day, me and my man went to the Louvre and queued up for almost two hours to get in, but it was well worth the wait. The Mona Lisa’s really good; I’ve always thought Rolf Harris was the best painter, but it turns out it’s actually Leonardo Di Caprio. I don’t know art but I know what I like!”
Samantha Jones-Balls, 30, firefighter www.louvre.fr
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GALLERY FASHION February 2013 Photography and styling DANNY EVANS Makeup SHANINE LEVRIER Hair ELLIE MACDOUGALL Model SHANINE LEVRIER Lingerie COCKADOODLE, Mill Street
Red silk Ava Corsetry Corset, made to measure £185 Marson Close Jardin Imperial, Bra £54, Panties £41
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What Katie Did, Hollywood all in one Shortie ÂŁ60. Pearl necklace, Parasol Antiques
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Bassoni, Babydoll £40
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Such Bracelet by Swarovski £137.51 Segment Necklace by Swarovski £187.52 Black Sequin Short Dress by HOBBS at All in Black £179
Gossard, Retrolution Bra £46. Gossard, High Waisted Pants £44
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Buttress and Snatch, Black Maria Bra £92. Pants £62
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The lovely people at Joy went out on the streets of St Peter Port camera in hand, to find some fashionable folk who are ahead of the trends and working their own style.
Callum Fat Face
Style Stalker: We like Callums choice of neutral shades in his outfit, muted warm colours are a cozy must have in your wardrobe this spring.
Style Stalker:These girls definitely know how to wrap up against the cold! We love their choice of chunkyÂ scarves and practical waterproof footwear.
Style Stalker: We adore Jackson's jumper! and combined with his on-trend vans sneakers he's showing us all how casual wear is done!
Louisa/ Ciara Students
Zack full time worker
Style Stalker: Statement coats are here to brightenÂ up the rainy weather and these girls know how to work it! the fur trim and bright quilted jacket are great at setting off a pretty outfit.
Style Stalker: Sam knows the key to wrapping up is layering all your best hoodies and jackets together, and has picked his neutral colors perfectly! We will be taking a leaf out of his book when it comes to leaving the house this month.
Style Stalker: The Lee Cooper jacket works really well with this outfit, combined with boots and his bobble hat Zack looks ready for any cold weather!
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THE FAMOUS ‘50 SHADES OF GREY’ TRILOGY HAS NOT ONLY TAKEN OVER MANY OF OUR LIVES BUT ALSO THAT OF THE FASHION WORLD. THE BOOKS HAVE INSPIRED FASHION DESIGNERS THIS SEASON AND IN TURN TRICKLED DOWN TO INFLUENCE STYLES ON THE HIGH STREET. AS GUESSED, GREY IS A HUGE COLOUR TREND THIS SEASON AND FITS IN NICELY WITH OUR CURRENT MONOCHROME WARDROBES.
A POP OF COLOUR COMPLIMENTS THIS FAIRLY DULL PALETTE, AND RED IS THE SHADE OF CHOICE. VELVET AND SILK ARE BEAUTIFUL IN THIS LUSTFUL TONE AND WILL HAVE YOU SET FOR THE 14TH OF THIS MONTH...
1. Asos £75, 2. Joy £45, 3. River Island £22, 4. River Island £25, 5. Joy £45, 6. River Island £45, 7. River Island £35, 8. New Look £14.99, 9. Miss Selfridge £30, 10. Miss Selfridge £39, 11. Miss Selfridge £14, 12. Miss Selfridge £38, 13. Miss Selfridge £37, 14. Miss Selfridge £39, 15. River Island £30
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FOR 2013, LESS IS MORE, ESPECIALLY WITH COLOUR PALETTE. THE SAME GOES FOR YOU GENTS, AS SHADES OF GREY WILL BE DOMINEERING YOUR FAVOURITE HIGH STREET STORES. MIX WITH POPS OF RED TO BRING SOME LUSTFULNESS TO YOUR LIFE DURING THIS DREARY MONTH, GETTING YOU IN THE MOOD FOR ROMANCE.
TREAT YOURSELF TO A NEW SUIT, ENHANCING YOUR MAN-ABOUT-TOWN LOOK GETTING YOU SET FOR THE BOARDROOM AND IF YOU’RE LUCKY... READY FOR THE BEDROOM...
13. 1. River Island £35, 2. Burton £28, 3. G-Star @ Asos £90, 4. River Island £12, 5. New Look £9.99, 6. Burton £6, 7. Volkore @ Asos £60, 8. Asos £125 (whole suit), 9. Selected @ Asos £30, 10. Asos £35, 11. Selected @ Asos £20, 12. River Island £10, 13. River Island £14, 14. Burton £20, 15. New Look £24.99, 16. Burton £25, 17. Fred Perry @ Asos £80 BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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ASK THE EXPERT
AskTHE EXPERT words | Lara Allen
My-D – Becky Rowe Jewellers
Palladium & Diamond Open Heart Necklace £685 also available in Silver and CZ £149 Palladium & Diamond Engagement Ring (0.75ct) £2,950 Vally Skully. Silver & Rose Gold £78
If you haven’t been into this boutique Jewellers you really are missing out, there are high end pieces, mid priced products as well as fashionable handmade items for people on all budgets, a must visit for a Valentines gift purchase..
Lovestruck by Vera Wang (Pink Bottle) and Lovestruck “Floral Rush” (Purple Bottle) 30ml £29.15, 50ml £40.00, 100ml £51.65
There is a special offer available whereby you receive a free Tote Bag with the purchase of any size perfume 30ml or over.
The New Rose Bowl
Luxury Valentines Rose Aqua Bouquet £80. Guaranteed to win the heart of any lady, good old fashioned flowers are always a winner but with a modern twist the Aqua bouquet means no vase finding, undoing, cutting or arranging.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne £22.95 750ml Perfect for sharing, unwind with these bubbles – just add candles, your partner and a steaming hot bath of bubbles for that intimate date.
Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier
Pink Champagne Raspberry Genache Raspberry Caramel Cherry Boxes of 6 £3.50, Boxes of 12 £6.50, Boxes of 18 £9.50, Boxes of 24 £12.50 Melt someone’s heart with these bespoke handmade chocolates as a gift this Valentines Day.
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Face the future smiling
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236236 to arrange a friendly confidential consultation
or visit www.rmd.gg for more information. Dr Nav Khaira Dr Keith Otty Dr Helen Khaira and associates
Practice hours: Monday 8am-8pm, Tuesday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturdays and evenings by arrangement. Lindfield, Rue Maze, St Martins, Guernsey GY4 6LJ
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BEAUTY NEWS words | Nichole Sweetsur
Beauty lust Three steps to award winning hair… When the stars strut their stuff at the Oscars and BAFTA’s this month they will have long deliberated over their dress, spent hours in make-up and sat patiently with their hairdresser to ensure they look nothing less than perfect for the red carpet cameras. For those who don’t have an army of stylists on-hand, Gallery checkedin with Alex Monk from Active Beauty to hear his advice on getting red-carpet-ready.
1. Make sure your hair is ultra glossy, treat it to
Kérastase Paris Oleo-Complexe Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oil Masque (£28.73) for lustrous shine & superior touchability
Give your blow dry structure and definition by applying Shu Uemura Art of Hair Create & Perfect Tasai Cream (£17.60). Add extra oomph
using a medium round brush at the root area to add volume, and then switch to a large round brush to smooth and soften the look.
Finish with L’Oreal Professionnel tecni.art Horizon Fix - Root Lifting Horizontal Diffusion (£9.95) to boost root
volume and maximise staying power.
Buy it now The latest skin perfecter has landed. Nip + Fab has claimed first place in the race to put the new CC Creams on the shelves. Complexion Corrector Creams are similar to BB creams in that they protect skin whilst also softening the look of imperfections. But the latest hybrid also brightens and hydrates – perfect for winter skin. [£14.95 Boots]
All products from Active beauty.
Beauty Queen BEAUTY BRAND BENEFIT has teamed up with Heather Watson in a sponsorship deal that will see her wearing They’re Real mascara on and off court. The best-selling mascara has real staying power, just like Heather.
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Winter Woes If the recent cold weather has left your skin looking less than fabulous try one of Gallery’s favourite pick-me-ups to get you glowing again. Clinique Moisture Surge should be everyone’s go-to moisturiser when skin
starts misbehaving. Its light gel texture is like a cool drink, instantly soothing and rehydrating skin. It works well under your regular moisturiser to give it a boost, but spot-prone skins love the oil-free formula too. [£32.00 - Creaseys]
Don’t forget to exfoliate. A gentle scrub will help your moisturiser sink in and get to work. We love the new This Works Clean Skin Moisture Scrub, which contains micronized Bamboo, Cactus and Mahonia to promote an even complexion. [£37.00 - Plaisirs] Hands hate the cold and central heating. The Body Shop’s Hemp Hand Protector is a rich and restoring solution for this time of year. [£10.00 - The Body Shop] This month we’re… Taking off every trace of make-up with nurture skincare’s new bi-phase make-up remover [£6.95]
www.nurtureskincare.co.uk. Chasing away the winter blues with Neom’s new Contentment Candle [£39.50 - Plaisirs] and making up eyes with the brilliant Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes from Clinique [16.00 - Creaseys]
Try it now… Thanks to supermodel Cara Delevingne brows are big news right now. To get the right shape for your face it’s best to call in the professionals and HD Brows is the latest brow makeover service. The treatment involves no less than seven steps and transforms brows from blah to brilliant in about 30 minutes. The re-shaping is done using wax, threading and tweezers and to give more definition the brows are tinted too. Naomi Kinns, our new ‘arch angle’ explains that your two brows will not look exactly the same, as she says: ‘they are sisters, not twins’, but she promises to get them looking as groomed as they can go. The finishing touch is brow pencil and powder to fill in any gaps and further define the shape. Those with sparse brows do not despair, try Grow Baby Grow and you’ll soon need Naomi’s skills. £35.00, Active Beauty
ACTIVE BEAUTY HAVE THREE HD BROW TREATMENTS TO GIVEAWAY, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS EMAIL INFO@GALLERY.GG TELLING US THE NAME OF THE SUPERMODEL THAT MADE BROWS BIG NEWS.
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Celebrity fragrances of 2013 Words Grace Ryan | Illustration Jon Moore
he world of celebrity spins faster every day, and the only way to stay onboard and avoid being shot off into planet D-list is to stay on trend and outdo your competition. The essential celeb accessory was tattoos one minute, novelty-named babies the next, but both of those are kind of permanent, and permanent is so not cool right now. Instead, there’s a trend with staying-power that still manages to stay fresh and new every day. Sniff it up; I’m talking about celebrity fragrance. At some point, we’ve all wanted to smell a bit like Britney Spears. I don’t mean literally like Britney Spears, who I am reliably informed smells like Doritos and rehab, but like the fantasy Britney Spears dancing forever in our MTV dreams. This hidden desire is why Ms Spears now makes far more money from her range of perfume than from squeezing her bronzed buttocks into a stolen school uniform. J Lo has several smells, Gwen Stefani has several more, and even Lady Gaga’s jumped on the bandwagon and released her own scent, which has a whiff of Kermit with an undercurrent of meat dress and second-hand Madonna records.
Put it up your nose, darling Elizabeth Taylor
The celeb fragrance was born with Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds, which was as essential to the fashionable eighties lady as shoulder pads, Peruvian snowflake and a muscled pool boy named Paco. Queen Liz distilled the essential oils herself from essence of her ex-husbands, and the scent remains popular today with drag queens and leathery women who want you to suffocate in elevators. Yet, like a delicate butterfly, the modern mademoiselle has moved on, and celeb fragrances today are the spirit of pop singers, starlets and models. Kate Moss famously drinks her own perfume as a meal replacement; Paris Hilton’s is only visible in night vision; Lance Armstrong has one that can only be detected by chemists. Tom Cruise has a scent that wipes your memory, and Katy Perry’s signature parfum explodes with the odour of firework boobies and the gothic tears of Russell Brand. Of course, fashionable Miss, you already know all this, which is why I will waste no more of your time and instead delight you with these exclusive previews of the biggest stinks and whiffs of 2013. Sniff, spray, away!
Erupting from its bottle like a blast of screeching dubstep, the debut scent from the nation’s favourite daytime radio bimbo evokes both ferns and cotton, with powerful base notes of champagne and the drain that your licence fee is being poured down. It’s young, it’s funky, Hashtag Amazesmell! is guaranteed to irritate the senses of anybody with an IQ over room temperature. Strangely enough, BBC marketing went first with this one instead of scents formulated to smell like Chris Moyles (chips, both edible and on shoulders), Tim Westwood (old man bling; Deep Heat; white bread) or Thought For The Day (flannels; mortality).
Airports, chemists and branches of Toys R Us are expecting to do big business on the debut spray from anthropomorphic TV rodent Rastamouse. It smells like reggae and cheese, which is convenient as it is marketed to toddlers, who like nothing more than the smell of their own bottoms. Give it up for the Easy Crew!
from Fearne Cotton
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London ou Londrest: Eau de Boris
A noble city deserves a noble scent, rich with diversity yet fragrant with history and tradition. The scent of London should be bold, bustling and full of possibility. This isn’t it, because instead it reeks of concentrated gaffes, bicycle accidents and the Bullingdon Club. That said, inside its tousled blond bottle Eau de Boris is cheeky, inexplicably popular with the ladies, and preferable to its closest competitors in political colognes: the underwhelming Coalition by Cameron et Clegg, and its hoary East End predecessor - Old Ken Red Spice.
by Jeremy Paxman
Some men are forthright, assertive, and make it pretty clear who’s asking the questions, Minister. The answer? Inquisition by Paxman, which will leave your companions in no doubt as to who’s the aggressive alpha male with an interest in getting the ladies to reveal all…all about the LIBOR scandal and the NHS restructuring controversy.
50 smells of Grey
The surprise publishing sensation of the year was El James’ racy, naughty, badly-written spankbuster 50 Shades Of Grey. This companion perfume is rich with the smells of unlikely love, unwieldily metaphors and the unmistakeable odour of frustrated housewives reading about nipple clamps. To me, it smelled like a cross between KY Jelly, Maxwell House and an issue of Readers’ Digest.
the Whispering House of Attenborough
Deep within the jungles of the Amazon basin hides a rare, amazing flower, which summons exotic creatures from far and wide to partake of a rich scent that simply cannot be found elsewhere. Sir David Attenborough found this flower, hid in the bushes and the spent three months quietly filming those creatures having sex. He then returned home to release this evocative musky blend, which is also available on Blu Ray.
the premier fragrance of the European Union
A pinch of Irish moss; a splash of fine Bordeaux, a hint of German steel; sat atop the heady tang of Greek desperation. With a budget of billions, a faceless committee of squabbling bureaucrats is proud to present Austerity Measures, the first fragrance available in forty official languages and presented in a diplomatic pouch overflowing with devalued Euros. According to Angela Merkel, it smells like flowers, berries, a hot summer riot. Austerity Measures: you’re worth it, because you put all your money offshore and moved to a penthouse in London.
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e Sweetsu Words | Nichol
Nicola Elliott founded one of the first organic luxury beauty brands, Neom. She has little time for long-winded treatments and wants fast-acting products that really work. ‘Every day I lather myself with Neom’s Body Oil. Because it contains organic safflower oil and not mineral oil it soaks into your skin super-quick leaving it silky smooth. For an extra moisture boost, especially in winter, I combine it with a dollop of body cream too.’ [£30.00 - Plaisirs]
Natural beauty queen, Charlotte Vøhtz founded Green People and spearheaded the organic beauty movement. She knows the importance of cleansing skin properly but believes that you don’t need a multitude of different products. ‘I can’t live without Green People’s Gentle Cleanse and Make Up Remover. It’s the perfect allin-one cleanser with soothing and anti-inflammatory benefits from Calendula and Shea Butter. Use your fingertips in small circular movements over your face and neck. Wash off with warm water but follow with a splash of cold water to stimulate circulation.’
[£18.95 - www.greenpeople.co.uk]
Louise Galvin is a stellar colourist who has poured her hair expertise into the Sacred Locks range of natural hair products. Her favourite product, the Intensive Treatment Masque for Fine Hair recently won a Beauty Bible Award and that accolade is all the proof we need to recommend it. Louise explains: ‘As we age the texture of our hair changes dramatically along with the colour. Restoring moisture and shine leaves hair looking youthful. One should approach haircare as you would your skincare, remembering to moisturise hair regularly using a twice-weekly intensive treatment. Leave on for as long as you have time for and before rinsing, wet hair a little, to loosen the masque and then tease tangles out working from the tips of the hair and up to the root to prevent damage.’ [£26.00 www.louisegalvin.com]
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Wander into Boots today and take a look at the rows of lotions and potions on the shelves. Many beauty brands are created by marketers and men in lab coats, but for every faceless brand on sale you’ll also find a range created with love by someone on the beauty front-line. Hairdressers who really do understand the trials of bad hair days, beauty therapists who calm flare-ups and smooth away wrinkles and nail techs who polish the talons of top models during London Fashion Week. Much of that talent is now available, bottled-up and on sale. Gallery talked to some of our modern beauty icons and got the low-down on their favourite beauty creations.
Marcia Kilgore, who founded Bliss Spa and went on to set up Soap & Glory and FitFlops, is a scrub addict. She says: ‘I love Flake Away, it’s got sugar, salt, shea butter and peach and is as good as a professional scrub. Anytime you exfoliate, you’ve absolutely GOT to moisturise afterwards. Flake Away is made with base oils and butters to replace the lipids almost immediately, keeping your skin from drying out when you rinse. The best time to apply a body moisturiser is right out of the shower, while skin is damp.’ [£7.00 - Boots]
Andrea Fullerton has polished her way to the top of the
beauty industry and is one of the UK’s most sought-after manicurists. She has her finger on the fashion pulse, but her fav product is not the latest must-have colour. ‘Careful preparation is key for a smooth varnish application and to ensure a longlasting finish. My Nail Boutique Pre Varnish Prep is brushed onto each nail plate after your file and buff and it will evaporate instantly leaving a clean, dust-free nail ready for your base coat.’
[£4.99 - www.amazon.co.uk]
Una Brennan is a true skin saviour and her favourite product is the Super Facialist Neroli Firming Lifting Treatment Mask. Una’s tip to make a mask go further: ‘Apply a thin layer and once dry splash a little water on your face to reactive the mask for a more thorough treatment. You can also add a few drops of the Lift & Hydrate Facial Oil to the mask for a brightening and conditioning treat for the skin.’ [£10.00 - Boots]
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BELLA BEAUTY REVIEW FIT FORSPA: A QUEEN
FIT FOR A QUEEN
Words | Vanessa Mee
A KICK ABOUT WITH MESSI, KARAOKE WITH TOM JONES OR MAYBE EVEN BREAKFAST IN BED WITH MARCO PIERRE WHITE IS YOUR CUP OF TEA AND TOAST. I HAVE A LUST FOR GOOD SMELLS, SO I WENT TO THE UK TO SAMPLE THE MOST EXPENSIVE PERFUME IN THE WORLD. The window of Clive Christian’s flagship store gives a glimpse into the lives of the serially chic. His flair for quality and aesthetics has earned him cult status in the world of home interiors. Whilst renovating his Nantwich premises, Clive (OBE) uncovered an old perfume bottle that dated back to the Crown Perfumery. Years later, in 2000 he bought the brand and the original London shop. Perfume aficionados will appreciate the prominence of this heritage; it began life in 1840 as a bespoke corset business for ladies to “whom nature had not endowed with ample fullness”. To soothe fainting bouts brought on by the restrictive nature of the under-garments, the owner concocted lavender based smelling salts which evolved over the years into fine perfumes. His faithful clients included none other than Queen Victoria. Since the acquisition Clive has continued the quest for luxury fragrance and, with the help of revered alchemist Roja Dove, created his own bespoke collection.
‘1872’ was inspired by Victoria
and Albert and respects the original formulae. The woman’s version contains lavender, patchouli and rose de Mai which can only be harvested for three weeks of the year in the south of France (climate change permitting). You need 170 flower heads to produce one drop and is six times more expensive than gold. You can feel the density of the flowers; it’s opulent and blooming yet clean, like a Piña Bausch stage-set. The male version has the same drama yet the cedar and herbs give it a mossy masculine kick. Emperor Nero used the same clary sage to energise his soldiers.
30ml - £95 50ml - £170 100 ml - £260
‘X’ was inspired by Cleopatra,
with whom Marc Anthony fell in love ‘at first sniff’; she had doused her ships sails with Egyptian jasmine - the aphrodisiac that can only be collected at dusk from the banks of the Nile. It swirls honey and vanilla into a deliciously smooth veil. Goldie Hawn wears it and it is apparently prescribed to newly single women. The male alternative is dark using oris; (which takes seven years to dry out). Historically burnt in large bowls to signify the arrival of the King; it’s is a truly commanding peppery aroma with a schizophrenic heat about it and an irresistible undercurrent of cough mixture.
30ml - £120 50ml - £190 100ml - £295
The Clive Christian haute couture perfume experience did not disappoint; the fragrances are of the finest quality drawing together the most precious ingredients from all over the world in distinctive formulae to create scents that are quintessentially English but never antiquated. The travel set, which consists of a 10ml bottle each of
In December I went to Selfridges, for a personal introduction to the scents. Amanda Lindsay’s passion shone as she detailed the history surrounding the brand. “We should invest in perfume like we do with good winter boots” she insisted. The elite collections of pure perfumes are presented in neat wooden cases, draped in a silk scarf (used to dab and wipe clean the bottle to avoid contamination with skin molecules). The elixir is decanted into a handmade crystal flacon with a 24 carat gold-plated band adorned with a single white diamond around its neck. Priced at just shy of £3000, this is seriously decadent stuff. I tested the six more modestly priced definitive and private collections, each with a male and female counterpart; not gender exclusive but rather designed to complement or combine.
‘No. 1’ contains Indian
sandalwood which carries a preservation order, in fact the ingredients are so rare that the batches have subtle differences in their bouquet; there are only 500 bottles in existence. The female variant is enveloping like sinking into a hot tub. The men’s is much sharper but equally opulent. This pair was chosen in a blind test by Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes for their wedding day; let’s hope it’s not a bad omen for William and Kate who followed suit. There are also 250 bottles in existence of a ‘No. 1 Imperial Jubilee’ edition. The Queen has bottle 60.
50ml - £430 No.1 Imperial Jubilee 50ml - £650
‘C’ (Clive) contains tuberose, Oudh, pepper and is powdery, sparkling in violet bursts. The men’s is deliciously leathery and far eastern. In my testing session I found it impossible to extract a favourite as, with each new waft, I was freshly smitten. I chose ‘V’, named after Clive’s daughter and brand ambassador Victoria. The female half was reassuringly classic but somehow novel. Very clean, it fuses frankincense with carnations in a sensual haze. But it was the ‘V’ for men that I spritzed onto my scarf for keeps, with its heavy church incense combining citrus with amber wood.
‘C’ – 50ml - £195 ‘V’ – 50ml – £230
‘1872’, ‘No.1’ and ‘X’ (£170) is at the top of my lust list and wouldn’t look amiss as my bathroom furniture. Available from Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie - Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges (selected stores) and clive.com.
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LET’S GET MASHED
LET’S GET MASHED (THAT’S A BREWING PUN, RATHER THAN ADVOCATION OF IRRESPONSIBLE DRINKING)
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JO’S SIZE-FIVE BOOTS ARE REJECTED BECAUSE THEY STILL HAVE JERSEY LIVE MUD ON THEM, SO SHE GETS A REPLACEMENT PAIR OF SIZE-NINES, AND WE’RE GOOD TO GO
WORDS | Tom Innes
EARING IN MIND THAT IT’S ALL ABOUT LUST IN THE
FEBRUARY ISSUE, THE BREWING FEATURE DOESN’T NECESSARILY GET OFF TO THE BEST OF STARTS.
It’s 8am on a freezing morning on the Longueville Industrial Estate in Jersey. Tatty old clothes are the order of the day, and you can still see your breath in front of your face even having walked inside. No offence to my fellow brewers, but lust is about the last thing that springs to mind. I’ve been signed up on a one-day apprenticeship at the Liberation Brewery with fellow novice Jo Reed, whose day-job is marketing for Liberation Group. Both of us have been on our fair share of brewery tours before, but have never previously rolled our sleeves up and donned our wellies. Jo’s sizefive boots are rejected because they still have Jersey Live mud on them, so she gets a replacement pair of size-nines, and we’re good to go. Ready, steady, brew! We’re not helping brewer Pat Dean with any old ale, but a batch of Liberation Rouge that is to be submitted for the biennial Brewing Industry International Awards. Liberation won two gold and a silver last time around, in 2011, and hopes are high for further success. No pressure then… Many breweries are automated these days, including the larger of Liberation’s two
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plants, but Pat’s ‘office’ is a more bijou affair, and that means being hands-on, whether or not your wellies fit. We kick off by heaving half a dozen 50kilo bags of malted barley into an outsize (4-foot-high) saucepan, known as a mash tun, and adding hot water to give a big batch of porridge. After an hour or so the liquid part of the mix, known as ‘wort’, is drained off. The solids are shovelled out into dustbins by yours truly to be sold off as animal feed – their journey across the Island will be chronicled in a future issue of Gallery, although I’m washing my hair that day. The wort is transferred to a copper kettle, twice the height of the mash tun, and boiled with hops, which are the main source of flavour for beer. As with the barley, there’s a specific recipe of different amounts of various hops for each different beer. Hops can cost as much as £17 per kilo, and are sourced from around the globe, with England, New Zealand and the USA being major growers.
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Further hop flavour is imparted in another vessel, known as a hop back, after which the wort is transferred into a fermenting vessel. It has been as high as 70C during the process, but now is down to about 20C, a suitable mark to pour in a couple of gallons of gloopy light-brown yeast, which will start to work on the sugars in the wort and, by turning them into alcohol and carbon dioxide, making wort into a more appetising four-letter word – beer! Once the yeast is added, which would typically be around seven or eight hours after getting started, it’s necessary to sit back and wait. Fermentation times vary, but this batch of Rouge – about 300 gallons in all – will be ready in about four days, by which time thirst levels, and perhaps even lust levels, will be at bursting point. Jo and I are thanked for our hard work by Pat, even though we are setting off without helping him finish off the clearing-up. We pledge to come back for another brew on another day, although if ‘our’ beer wins an award, we may get signed up by a Premier League brewer on a mega-bucks deal. Who knows, it might even involve a lucrative Wellington boot endorsement clause – if that’s not something to lust after, then what is?
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KNOW YOUR BREWING THE INTERNATIONAL BEER AWARDS (IBA) HAVE TAKEN PLACE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A HIATUS IN THE LATE ‘NOUGHTIES’, EVERY TWO YEARS SINCE 1984 JUDGING IS A MAMMOTH PROCESS, TAKING PLACE ACROSS THREE DAYS WITH A TEAM OF 30 JUDGES FROM ACROSS THE WORLD. THIS YEAR’S JUDGING IS IN BURTON-ON-TRENT IN MID-FEBRUARY LIBERATION’S HEAD BREWER IS PAUL HURLEY, WHO IS APPROACHING 30 YEARS OF SERVICE AND HAS BEEN AN IBA JUDGE ON FOUR OCCASIONS. HE ADMITS TO BEING SICK WITH NERVES BEFORE HIS FIRST JUDGING SESSION IN 2000. JUDGES ARE NEVER GIVEN THEIR OWN BEERS TO TASTE, INSTEAD BEING ALLOCATED TO OTHER CATEGORIES. BUT IN 2011 PAUL WAS ABLE TO WITNESS THE AWARDS THAT PUT CHANNEL ISLANDS ON THE BREWING MAP: A GOLD FOR LIBERATION ALE, AND BOTH SILVER AND GOLD (IN SEPARATE CATEGORIES) FOR MARY ANN BEST AS WELL AS THE AS WELL AS THE BREWERY AT LONGUEVILLE IN JERSEY, LIBERATION GROUP HAVE 68 PUBS ACROSS THE ISLANDS, 23 OF THEM IN GUERNSEY AS WELL AS DISTRIBUTION RETAIL AND WHOLESALE ARMS. THE SIX BREWERS WHO MAKE ALL THE BEERS HAVE A COMBINED TOTAL OF 160 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.
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WINE AND THE ART OF SEDUCTION
words | Viv Pallot
WINE AND THE ART OF SEDUCTION
s you’ve probably gathered by now, the theme for the February issue is “Lust”. I could have written about a wine with this very name on the label, (it’s one of the “Seven Deadly Zins” (Zinfandel) – geddit?), but I thought it more appropriate to talk about wine to share with that someone special. Wine has played a major role in the art of seduction for thousands of years. So, what have we learned, and how can we make sure our romantic date on Valentine’s Day, or indeed any other day of the year, will be a success? Well, unless Magaluff-like shots or bucket loads of spirits Thailandstyle are your idea of a perfect seduction technique, you need to remember that quality over quantity wins every time! A well-chosen bottle of wine (or better still, Champagne) will make a special occasion memorable; getting plastered will invariably result in a disastrous night out, followed by a not-too-pleasant day after. Wine and lust, in fact, make pretty good soul mates. Many a great relationship has been sparked by a drink or two. And pubs, clubs and wine bars will always remain a popular venue for meeting a new partner. Yet, it’s still a bit of a minefield in choosing the right wine for the romantic occasion – how do you know what to bring to the table? What if you get it wrong? Are there any no-no’s? Firstly, remember that choosing wine for someone is very much like selecting a perfume or buying them a painting: There’s no right or
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wrong, because it all depends on their personal preference! That’s right, what YOU enjoy might not be their taste and visa versa. Neither is wrong; it’s simply that everyone’s different. Secondly, finding a partner with some similar tastes (but not necessarily identical) is a good start. If you enjoy fine wines and vintage Champagne, for example, it will be more difficult to enjoy a romantic relationship with someone who prefers the cheapest plonk they can lay their hands upon. So, for the purposes of seduction, I think it’s important to remember that it’s all about making the event special in whichever way your partner will appreciate. The ever-popular Champagne is a great start to making an occasion feel special, but if your partner prefers something else then be prepared to let him/her know that their wishes are important to you and find them something different, no matter how quirky. For a special date, just remember that a little wine acts as an aphrodisiac but too much has the opposite effect. Things can seem great after a glass or two but after four or five it’s an entirely different story. Do some research and find out their favourite tipple. Maybe paired up with their favourite food as a surprise? If your culinary skills aren’t up to scratch, book a table at their favourite restaurant. Keep a surprise or two up your sleeve that you know they enjoy, and they’ll wear a smile on their face that lets you and the rest of the world know that your night of romance was a big success in every possible way!
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A LOCAL TAKE ON APHRODISIACS
words | Les James
A local take on aphrodisiacs A girl called Enid from Rocquaine found kissing and such quite a strain her fella suggested cider and with a Rocquettes inside her she kissed him again and again A lad called Eugene from the vale got frisky when drinking real ale imagine his elation when served “Liberation” but six pints makes some things fail When the passions are starting to flow theres one thing a Guernseyman should know your chances will be dimmed by uncontrolled wind courtesy of that “Bean Jar to go” In St Peters there lives Mrs Ozanne who for the Guernsey Tom is quite a fan this fruit is a must for increasing the lust of the once world renowned Guernseyman Some say Ormers they work like no others turning Guernseyman into true lovers
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so when the tides on the springs it leads to all kinds of things that should only happen under the covers If dark chocolate is your favourite sweet Just visit Ben Le P in Mill Street He’s not what he appears one of our best Chocolatiers and his goodies are more than a treat At a time when food was quite scarce and little cash could be found in the purse the guernsey folk decided to try and create a potato peel pie the result really tasted quite bad but at the time it was all that they had so imagine the surprise here today when worldwide that pie leads the way first a book - now a film who’s to know? where the end of this saga might go we might see Winslett and Branagh neath that grand Guernsey banner or perhaps “Potato Peel Pie” to go!
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GALLERY VISITED THE LUXURIOUS, PRESTIGIOUS LEOPARD BAR RESTAURANT WITHIN THE DUKE OF RICHMOND HOTEL.
allery visited the luxurious, prestigious Leopard Bar & Restaurant within the Duke of Richmond Hotel and our first words were WOW followed by another WOW. The exquisite and stately décor oozed affluence with a modern chic twist. You would expect with such an aristocratic and opulent look that the menu would be colossal in price, Gallery were surprised to discover the exact opposite! Their menu is casual offering pasta, curries, homemade burgers, and a Half Rotisserie Chicken with Salad and Chips for £12.50! Prices reflect very good value for money which is what Management want to get across. It is their intention to keep a modest priced menu and they wish for people to feel pampered and well looked after whilst receiving value for money. The balance is just perfect. This is without a doubt one of St Peter Port’s best kept secrets. It is very welcoming with an alluring yet friendly atmosphere that welcomes families with children. David was very proud to share with us that when customers dine with a child/children, within 3 minutes they have found out the child’s name and have their name printed on the child’s menu. This makes the little one feel so special and it costs nothing. We caught up with the Executive Restaurant Manager David Legoupil whose focus is on establishing the restaurant as a first choice venue. Sunday lunch offers 3 courses for just £18.50. The menu changes weekly and includes Roast Beef, Rotisserie Chicken and fish. Vegetables are offered on the table for that relaxed feel of helping yourself to make your dining experience less invasive. There is a choice of 3 desserts and the Specials board is changed daily. Summer will bring a new A La Carte Menu and BBQs on the 70 seat Terrace with jazz music and saxophones.
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David, tell me a little about yourself and how you came to head up the restaurant? I moved to Guernsey 6 years ago, after spending 5 years in France. I started catering in 1983 and, after spending time in the UK, the South Pacific, the Alps and Switzerland, I worked from Miami for 7 years on a Cruise ship. I went back to France but didn’t like it. Over the years I have developed strong Sommelier skills with a good knowledge of spirits and wine and when Red Carnation Hotels approached me for the position I was delighted. What attracted you to invest your time and energy into the Duke of Richmond? Every 6-9 months I was changing cruise ships tasked with opening new restaurants. I always like the challenge of opening new places, It’s hard work but when finished there is a fantastic sense of reward. My mission is to create the vibe that in 6 months time when people dine here it will be as if it has been running for the last 10 years. What is your lust for the restaurant trade? To achieve... There is nothing better than working in a successful restaurant and being busy. My aim is to be successful and achieve an excellent reputation, good self esteem for me and my team. Overall lust is Reputation built on good wine, good staff, good food and good service. What dish on the menu are you both most proud to recommend? Half Rotisserie-Chicken our delicious signature dish. Every menu is submitted, approved and signed off by Mrs Tollman the owner, originally from South Africa. She likes to know how many bottles of wine we sell… she has written a recipe book and been in food all her life. A fascinating lady who is a great inspiration to her whole Red Carnation family.
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A taster of the sexiest places
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cross the world are thousands of fabulous places to eat whether it is the glitz and glam of a Michelin star restaurant or a tranquil outdoor setting there is no end to the possibilities to spice things up this Valentine’s Day. Here are but a few of the sexiest locations to eat in the world:
To discuss sexy cuisine it would be rude not to mention The City of Love itself – Paris. Famed for its romance there is no shortage of sexy restaurants. For those looking for chic sexiness, the Cristal Room Baccarat Restaurant, a museum/ restaurant developed from the salon of socialite Marie-Laure de Noailles, oozes with elegance and with its private dining room is the perfect luxury for a party of two. Alternatively, for other tastes, make your way to the allure of a dinner and a show at the famous Moulin Rouge where there is no shortage of sex appeal. Restaurants stripped from a childhood dream make the perfect destination for a sexy eating experience. The Ossiano Restaurant at the Atlantis Hotel, Dubai is an underwater fairytale. The grandly decorated room is submerged in the Atlantis Aquarium where the glass walls allow you to view the home to 65,000 marine animals. A bit closer to home is The Treehouse at Alnwick in Northumberland. Situated high in the tree tops, guests are treated to a warm log fire and delicious cuisine in an authentic giant tree house. Accessed by rope bridges it is one of the world’s most enchanting restaurants. For the more risqué sexy eating experience restaurants can be found in cities like Amsterdam, Las Vegas and Bangkok known for offering the extra
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‘service’ for those going solo but sexy without sleazy is still rife in these areas. In Las Vegas the Wazumi Restaurant at the Wymm has its own private garden where you eat alongside a relaxing koi pond and waterfall. Also, with a hot Vegas club on the floor below, the party isn’t far away. At the Supperclub in Amsterdam, their lying down restaurant offers you dinner in a bed with live shows leading to a lively bar in the evening. For sexy eating consumed in grandeur the world’s finest hotels are home to some of the best eateries and enable you to finish your sexy eating experience in style with fantastic facilities and beautiful rooms for an overnight stay. With these hotels found worldwide it isn’t necessary to travel far: The Witchery in Edinburgh is a 16th century Merchant’s house maintaining traditional baroque décor and known world-wide as a top eating and staying experience. For privacy, guests can order room service next to the fire in one of their delightful suites. With the sheer amount of restaurants situated across the globe it can be easy to forget the simple things in life, some of the world’s sexiest eating venues could be better found by packing together a picnic basket. Whether you choose the rainforest, mountains, canals, cliff paths or sandy beaches there is no limit to what the world has to offer. Even if you aren’t keen on travelling, why not catch the sunset along the West Coast this summer – with a bottle of bubbly and chocolate covered strawberries under the stars there is no excuse for not having a sexy meal to treat your loved one this February.
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BUSINESS ON THE COUCH
GUERNSEY ENTREPRENEURS ON THE SOFA
JACQUI LE BRETON
Medical Aesthetic Skincare Born: School:
I managed a Private Livery Yard in Switzerland
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My friend subscribes me to the monthly Natural Health magazine and Physiological magazine
The original Wizard of Oz
Safari in South Africa with my 2 children
How did the Business start? I felt confident and competent in setting up Medical Aesthetic Skincare. I only considered this after obtaining an extensive degree of knowledge and experience in the most advanced and up to date aesthetic procedures.
There is nothing I enjoy more than spending my “freetime” with my children, horse riding, cycling, running with my daughter Elise or fishing with my son Jacques, although I am not so keen on the fishing during the winter months!
What inspires your treatments? I am extremely passionate, driven and get my inspiration from being in a position to help people feel better about themselves. I am 100% committed to giving the best possible service. I believe that by improving people’s appearance you enhance their self esteem. I have witnessed how a simple aesthetic procedure can influence a person’s confidence. That is so rewarding for me.
Frogmore College, Hampshire, UK
Marital Status: Divorced
Are you finding with this new demand it’s difficult to keep up with appointments? Since establishing Medical Aesthetic Skincare at the latter part of last year, I am extremely pleased with the rate at which our client base is growing. It is essential that all our clients are given the gold standard of care, I allow long appointment times so neither the client or myself feel rushed. To assist in our increasing client demands we are happy to offer weekend and evening appointments.
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What did you do before Medical Aesthetic Skincare? I have 20 years experience working as a Dental Hygienist. Having the anatomical and physiologist knowledge and experience of the face, head and neck and 2 decades of experience administering facial injections has obviously been invaluable in allowing me to deliver an extremely high standard of hygiene, care, skill and expertise in aesthetic procedures. My client’s interests are of paramount and foremost importance. What lessons have you taken from your last job to help with your new venture? As I say with over 2 decades of experience
working with patients in a dental practice environment I am only too well aware of how important it is that the client /patient feels at ease. From the moment I meet my clients I aim to do this in a relaxed, nonintimidating atmosphere. I talk everything through and ensure clients are well informed about any of the procedures they maybe considering, and that the treatment I am giving is perfectly suited to their individual needs. It is important that my clients have complete piece of mind before, during and after treatment. What’s been the biggest difficulty? I am being 100% honest here when I say I am stumped on this one! Any funny stories that have happened since you started? I couldn’t possibly say! Medical Aesthetic Skincare prides itself on total discretion and client confidentiality. What advice would you give to someone starting their own business? To do your homework! The first and most important research I feel anyone who is proposing setting up their own business must do is to see if there is a real demand for their proposed business. The demand for aesthetic treatments is an ever growing industry as more and more people seek a non-surgical approach to looking refreshed and youthful.
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organisations that deliver courses under our banner,” said Mr Palmer. “The GTA University Centre maintains the highest standards expected of a higher education institution and those required to receive the endorsement of Bournemouth University. “The support of local industry is also important as it shows that the centre is delivering an offering that is relevant and useful to industry.”
GTA UNIVERSITY CENTRE RECEIVES SEAL OF APPROVAL The GTA University Centre’s partnership agreement with Bournemouth University has been endorsed for another year. At a recent meeting, held in Guernsey, the dean of Bournemouth’s business school, Professor Roger Palmer, said that the centre continued to provide quality tuition in a number of areas and the University was very pleased to continue its association.“The partnership review is essentially an audit and assessment of the
David Leafe, chairman of the GTA University Centre, said the acknowledgement was a credit to its staff, tutors and students.“Our association with Bournemouth University is very important to the island. We are a small organisation, and working closely with a highly ranked university gives us access to the resources and teaching provision of a much larger international business school. “It is reassuring for our students to know that they are receiving input from specialists in topics such as corporate governance, commercial law and people management.”
AIRTEL-VODAFONE APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF MARKETING, CHANNEL ISLANDS Airtel-Vodafone has appointed a new Head of Marketing with responsibility for the Channel Islands. Sitting on the Senior Management Team, Peter Zunino comes into the business with a long track record of marketing in a variety of business sectors. Ian Campbell, Chief Operating Officer for Airtel-Vodafone, commented on the appointment: ‘This role is a key one for our business. We felt it was essential to secure a professional marketer with wide experience and a comprehensive understanding of integrated marketing. Peter also understands the importance of innovation within the telecommunications industry.’ His new responsibilities include the pan-island management of the Airtel-Vodafone brand, managing relationships with global partners Airtel and Vodafone and creating and delivering marketing and public relations strategic plans. His specialist skills include integrated marketing strategy and communications, marketing campaign project management and planning and presentation skills. Talking about his new role Peter said: ‘It is a marketing professional’s ambition to get to work with a global brand at some point in their career and I now have the opportunity to work with two. The partnership of Airtel with Vodafone has created a dynamic and innovating business that never stands still; the kind of challenge I relish. I look forward to playing a significant role in further extending customer reach and bringing the latest mobile technology to both Islands.’
GUERNSEY’S FOUNDATIONS LEGISLATION NOW IN FORCE
The Guernsey foundations law came into effect today. The legislation, which was approved by the Privy Council in mid-December and registered in Guernsey’s Royal Court yesterday, is now in force and the Guernsey Registry will be accepting applications from tomorrow [9 January]. Fiona Le Poidevin, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, said: “It’s extremely pleasing to see that Guernsey’s foundations legislation has been approved and the law has now come into force. Commencement of the law allows our fiduciary professionals to consider the use of a foundation as well as a trust when adopting wealth structures for their clients. Foundations may be particularly attractive to those based in civil law jurisdictions in Europe and further afield in the emerging markets of China, Russia and Latin America where the foundation concept is more familiar. “We’ve been hearing from a number of industry practitioners over the past few months that there has been a great deal of interest in the Guernsey foundation. As well as clients looking to set up a foundation, much interest has come from clients who have foundations currently domiciled in other jurisdictions and are looking to migrate these to Guernsey. “We believe Guernsey’s expertise in servicing private clients means that we are especially well placed to administer complex structures due to the heritage we have in providing trust and corporate services as well as, of course, our reputation for being a well regulated and transparent international finance centre.”
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Scott, 35 years old, joined the company in 2010 and has worked as a property manager but relishes this new challenge available to him. “It will be a totally different focus but hopefully I will be able to draw on the experiences I have gained over the last three years to bring further success to a very talented team,” said Scott. Scott’s appointment will strengthen a team that has a proven track record in selling a large proportion of local market properties and that have been leaders in this market for many years. “We are delighted that Scott has decided to join us in our local market sales department and we are confident that he will bring a great deal to our already experienced team,” said local market director Spencer Noyon.
THE ISLAND’S LEADING LOCAL MARKET SALES TEAM HAS JUST GOT EVEN STRONGER. GUERNSEY’S LARGEST AGENTS SWOFFERS HAVE RECRUITED SCOTT INGROUILLE TO THEIR EXPERIENCED SALES TEAM.
“Scott has a proven track record in looking after clients and meeting their expectations and his attention to detail and hard work have also been noticeable during his time at Swoffers – he will fit into his new role very well.” After a highly successful 2012, recruitment in this area of the business was important for Swoffers, “Scott’s move to our sales team reflects our need to maintain our very high standards and meet the needs of our vendors. It is a busy time for us and we pride ourselves on meeting the expectations of our clients,” Mr Noyon added.
CHANNEL ISLANDS’ COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANCY SHORTLISTED FOR FIVE NATIONAL AWARDS CHANNEL Islands’ communications consultancy, Liquid, has been shortlisted six times in five categories for the national Golden Hedgehog PR Awards. It is the only firm from the islands to have made the shortlist.
Liquid is one of eight businesses in the frame for Small Agency of the Year and PR director Lisa Gutcher is one of seven young professionals under consideration in the outstanding young professional category for PR agency consultants. Four of Liquid’s communications campaigns have also been shortlisted against others from London, the south of England, Wales and the Midlands. The multiple award-winning Love Sweet Potatoes campaign, created for UK-based Scott Farms International by teams in Guernsey, Jersey and Birmingham has been shortlisted for business to business campaign of the year. Liquid’s integrated PR and marketing campaign for leading independent trust company Hawksford, which culminated at
an event at the House of Commons, has been shortlisted for Financial PR Campaign of the Year. Two further campaigns for clients in the education sector have been shortlisted for Crisis Management Campaign of the Year. ‘We’re delighted that our work is being recognised at the highest level, alongside some of the most successful UK businesses. We’re committed to delivering results for our clients first and foremost, but to play a part in demonstrating that industryleading work can come out of the Channel Islands is hugely satisfying,’ said director Katrina Bray.
LOCAL FUND ADMINISTRATOR GENTOO HAS SHOWN SIGNIFICANT GROWTH SINCE OPENING FOR BUSINESS ONE YEAR AGO It features at number ten in the recently published Monterey Guernsey Fund Survey rankings (Domiciled market share rankings by assets), Gentoo are also ranked twelfth out of 51 in the total market share ranking by assets
The company, which launched in late 2011, has gone from strength to strength throughout 2012 and currently has over £7Bn of assets under administration. Christine Whitehorne, Managing Director at Gentoo stated “We are delighted that we have been recognised by a leading and credible industry rankings directory. It is testimony to the strength of the team here at Gentoo that we have grown both organically and through new business wins, whilst reinforcing strong existing client relationships. To rank in the top ten after just over one year of trading is something we are extremely proud of.”
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DISTINCTION FOR ETHICS STUDY AT ORCHARD PR Channel Island’s PR consultancy Orchard is celebrating staff development again as account executive Harriet Black has gained the Chartered Institute of Public Relations PR Diploma. Ms Black gained a distinction for her project which focused on ethics in public relations. She already holds a degree in public and media relations from the University of Swansea and the post graduate level diploma enabled her to take her skills and knowledge even higher.
BUTTERFIELD ANNOUNCES ISLAND GAMES BURSARY RECIPIENTS BUTTERFIELD Bank has announced the recipients of its Island Games bursaries. Luke Winberg for triathlon, Courtney Butcher for swimming, Sam Wallbridge for 400m hurdles, Zoe Fitch for javelin and Andy Bridgman and Johanna Asplund from the sailing team have all received funding to help them attend the 2013 Island Games in Bermuda. Originally two bursaries were on offer but as so many young sportsmen and sportswomen applied, Butterfield decided to increase the number of bursaries to help a team and four individuals have the opportunity of being able to participate in the games next year. Miss Butcher, who attends St Sampson’s High, will be 15 years old and undertaking her GCSEs when she attends the Island Games next year. She will compete in the 50, 100 and 200 meters freestyle and 50, 100 and 200 meters backstroke and possibly more events at the games. “I’m currently training 11 hours a week at Beau Sejour in preparation for the games. I’ve competed in UK swimming competitions and recently attended championships in Hampshire but the Island Games in Bermuda will be the biggest event I’ve competed in so far. I’m really excited to attend and the bursary award will really help with the cost of travel and accommodation,” she said. Mr Winberg, who attends Grammar School Sixth Form Centre, is currently training 15 hours a week in preparation for competing in the Triathlon. “I’m trying to balance out my training between the three sports. At the moment it’s quite swimming heavy so I’m working to find a suitable balance. I don’t train in a specific triathlon team, I run with runners and cycle with cyclists, which works well. “This is my second Island Games as I competed last time for the swimming team and I’m still waiting to hear whether I’ll be competing for swimming as well as triathlon next year. The Bermuda Games will be the furthest I’ve travelled to compete in a sporting event and the bursary will be extremely helpful, especially for the cost of taking my bike and the rest of my kit with me.” Jon Marley, Guernsey Island Games Association Games Liaison Director, said, “The Butterfield bursary will be invaluable to the six chosen recipients in helping them with the costs of attending the games next year. The Guernsey Island Games Association is taking close to 200 competitors and officials to the games next year which requires huge commitment and organisation.” John Robinson, Managing Director of Butterfield in Guernsey was pleased to offer the funding to the chosen competitors: “I’m thrilled that through the bursaries Butterfield Bank has been able to support these young sportsmen and women to attend and compete at the Island Games next year. The six recipients are so passionate about their chosen sports and their level of commitment to training is outstanding. I wish them all the best of luck with their training and with the games next year. We will be following their progress with interest.” BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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“It was a lot of hard work. However studying for this qualification really helped build on the knowledge I gained from my degree in public relations and I feel that I can now apply what I’ve learnt to my role at Orchard,” she said. The diploma qualification entitles Ms Black to become a full member and accredited practitioner of the CIPR. Managing Director of Orchard PR and CIPR Channel Islands Chairman, Steve Falla was pleased with Ms Black’s success. “At Orchard, we support training and development and everyone is encouraged to undertake CIPR qualifications. Harriet is the second staff member to gain the diploma and I’m sure we will see others follow in their footsteps.” John McCarthy, an account executive at Orchard PR, completed the CIPR Advanced Certificate during his first year with the company. Mr Falla said: “At Orchard, we wholeheartedly recognise the benefits of professional development. Through studying for qualifications we gain knowledge and skills that will be of direct benefit to our clients. “Harriet and John have worked hard through a lot of independent study and we’re very proud of their achievements.” The CIPR Diploma is a part-time postgraduate course that helps develop strategic PR planning and communications management skills. The Diploma takes an in-depth look at PR as an integral part of successful business practice. The Advanced Certificate provides a solid grounding in all of the key concepts, theories, techniques and skills that are needed to become an effective PR practitioner.
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POLITICS, CENTRAL BANKS OR THE ECONOMY? PLEASE TAKE YOUR PICK! 2012 ENDED ON A POSITIVE NOTE WITH THE US CONGRESS AGREEING ON A PLAN TO INCREASE TAXES BUT BY NOWHERE NEAR AS MUCH AS THE WORST CASE SCENARIO WHICH WOULD HAVE COME ABOUT IF NO AGREEMENT HAD BEEN REACHED AND THE US HAD HEADED OVER THE SO-CALLED “FISCAL CLIFF”.
ver the next couple of months, we can expect wrangling over spending cuts and the US debt ceiling to resurface but overall the political noise has been nothing but an unwelcome distraction to what has been a pretty good year for investment returns. This is because the big picture has been dominated by the Central Banks which have maintained very low interest rates and abundant levels of liquidity via differing quantitative easing programmes. For now this has trumped everything. Politics has forced its way into investors’ thinking but the reality has been that sentiment has been steadily improving all year and this has led to quite an improvement in valuations. Since the Summer, there has been a growing perception that the worst of the Eurozone problems are now behind us. A good example of this has been Greece. At the start of 2012, nobody expected Greece to remain in the Euro but that is precisely what has happened and Greek bonds have returned 79%. Mario Draghi can take a lot of credit for this but the job is not yet done. Economic activity across the Eurozone needs to pick up this year to take the pressure off the ECB and the key question remains how likely this is. Given the export dependency of the leading Eurozone economies, much will depend on the rest of the world, led by the US seeing growth return at a rate of 2.5% or better. Our feeling is that the best of the US recovery is probably behind us and that much overdue fiscal tightening will mean that US growth will struggle to exceed 2% during 2013. Now the mistake that was easy to make in 2012 was to confuse economic performance with stock market returns. For example, there has been a strong historical relationship between the performance of the German stock market and expectations regarding the German economy. In 2012 expectations of GDP growth in Germany have steadily come down and have recently fallen below 1% and yet the DAX index finished the year with a gain of nearly 30%. Clearly the DAX index has been more sensitive to monetary policy and has largely ignored the deteriorating economic picture, preferring to look through the current period of slower economic activity. So should we expect the coming year to closely resemble 2012? Looking around the world, the investment environment can hardly be described as the best in living memory but at the same time there are opportunities, provided you appreciate the risks and keep a shortish time horizon. There will be political wrangling in Washington over the size of the US fiscal deficit. There will be elections in two of Europe’s leading economies, Italy and Germany. All the time the Central Banks can be expected to keep interest rates low and liquidity in abundance. So while there will be political uncertainty, there is no particular reason to expect this to feed through into asset price instability. A feature of the last 12 months has been an environment where risks appear to have been high but volatility has been quite low. This has meant that for those who have embraced risk, the markets have been kind and the ride towards pretty good overall returns has not been particularly bumpy. In the last quarter, correlations, which have been historically very high, have at last started to fall. Basically it has not mattered so much which stocks you have been in but this has started to change. Equally it has become more important which sectors and countries you are in. Some argue that we are entering the start of a whole new phase of the bull market but we are less convinced and will monitor signs that on the contrary, the rally is nearing another short term peak.
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Getting Ahead in Tough Times DEUTSCHE BANK
As the job market shrinks and the numbers of unemployed graduates grow, the world for certain twenty-somethings may seem bleak. ‘Standing out from the crowd’ is a phrase of increasing importance that may feel increasingly hard to do.
Economics Student, Elliot Bourge, also appreciates the personal contact: “I had the opportunity to work closely with senior management during my time there and while this was a little nerve wracking, it was a great confidence-building experience.”
Luckily, internships are a proven way to add value to your CV and help you to stand apart from the masses in the search for a job.
Deutsche Bank’s Summer Internship Program looks to offer a structured, comprehensive introduction to working for a global institution. Depth, focus and support are the key to a successful internship – so candidates are given the opportunity to spend ten weeks with a particular Deutsche Bank team and all are assigned a personal mentor. The Bank looks to recruit bright, enthusiastic and ambitious people for the Program and last summer welcomed three such people, all working in different areas of the business. Today, two of last year’s interns share their experiences with us. Elliot Bourge, 20, is currently studying Economics at Edinburgh University and Emma Boden-Heaume, also 20, is in her final year of study for a BA in Advertising and Marketing at Lincoln University.
Genuine responsibility To get the most out of the experience, the scheme’s participants are encouraged to take on certain responsibilities, and manage individual tasks throughout the ten weeks. Last year’s intake had the opportunity to get involved in projects that were of real importance to Deutsche Bank. As Emma Boden-Heaume who joined Global Trust Solutions recalls, “I was responsible for a large project during my time there. This involved analysing the potential time saving practices, which I am proud to say is now likely to form the basis of a significant business proposal!”
Tailored to you With a clear support system in place, regular contact with a senior mentor allows each intern to get the most out of their experience whilst building up vital contacts. Where possible, the internship is adapted to encourage specific skills and interests. As Emma confirms, “I am thankful for the experience, it has opened my eyes to a multitude of job possibilities, and the exposure to accountancy in particular has given me real drive to pursue a career I hadn’t previously considered.” “My skills have been tested and developed in a business environment and I have received helpful guidance on the professional qualifications available in Trusts and Accountancy. I feel more confident and better prepared to start my career after I graduate”, she added.
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The ultimate aim of the Internship program is to ensure that participants are better placed to compete in today’s tough job market. This involves building on skills and experiences both in and out of the office. Hands-on experience encourages interns to expand skills acquired at university as well as developing a range of new capabilities. Elliot, who was placed in the Custodian Trustee Services team comments: “I certainly learnt new skills - by the end of my time there, terms such as “NAV pack checking” and “retrospective cash monitoring” were no longer foreign concepts!” Lincoln University student, Emma adds: “Client Accounting mainly requires numerical and problemsolving skills, my capacity in these areas has improved dramatically and through working with other departments, my team working ability has also developed, which will prove a valuable tool in my future pursuits.” Beyond time in the office, the interns embraced Deutsche Bank’s social responsibility programme, volunteering to serve lunch to carers at the Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association for whom they also organised a fundraising cake sale. The interns also participated in various team building and social activities including Deutsche Bank’s 5-a-side football team and the Guernsey Marathon.
Head Start The current job marketplace is really competitive but Deutsche Bank is committed to nurturing the business leaders of tomorrow.
“The experience has been brilliant, and I would certainly recommend the program to any students looking to gain an insight into the world of business and get ahead in the competition for jobs”, claims Elliot. “It was a steep learning curve that provided me with valuable insight into Deutsche Bank and the wider finance industry.” All Guernsey undergraduates are invited to register their interest with us; we will then send out details of an introductory event to be held during the Easter holidays. At the event you will be able to meet some of the 2012 interns and find out more about the 2013 Internship Program. The interview process for this year’s summer placements will also take place during the Easter break.
For more information and to register, please send a copy of your CV to Sean Farrell in the Human Resources team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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THIS MONTHS SPORTING ENCOUNTER PITCHES ME AGAINST 18 YEAR-OLD MATT HUDSON FROM FENCING.
s well as his dedication to Fencing, Matt lists Target Rifle Shooting as his other main pastime and has represented Guernsey in international competitions in the UK. He played various other sports as a youngster but got involved with the Sarnia Fencing Club at the tender age of 10 after going along with a friend and it quickly developed into his number one sport. This is an interesting sporting challenge for me and when I think of Fencing I think of the scene in Die Another Day where James Bond duels with Gustav Graves swinging through the air and jumping tables. My motto has always been, “Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don’t”. Add that to the fact that I have nearly finished writing my book on how to become a master at fencing. I just need to add the final touchés. To be honest, I had a fencing lesson last Saturday, never try to sell a stolen television outside a police station. I know what you are saying, enough of the poor fencing jokes, just get on with it! Even though Matt is still very young he has already packed plenty into his Fencing career. In 2008 he competed in Penang, Malaysia with his team picking up the Bronze Medal in the Junior World Championships. Locally he has been the Guernsey and CI Junior Sabre Champion for two years running and has been part of the Elizabeth College team that has won the Public School Championships five years running. After thirty minutes of tuition on movement skills and the art of lunging it was time for us to settle our differences with the sword. I slipped on the safety equipment paying particular attention to ensure that my good looks were fully covered. On Guard! First to 15 points and to be honest I didn’t get anywhere near him. As much as I lunged and retreated he had a strong base to strike from and quick feet. I lost 15-0, which was the only time in the thirteen challenges I have undertaken, where I didn’t at least score a point or even compete. The next time I am invited to play James Bond I will be leaving out the Fencing scene! What great fun though and I would thoroughly recommend people to try it out. Lets talk about Matt Hudson and Fencing. What inspired you to get into the sport of Fencing? I like the fact it is not just a physical sport, there is also the mental side of things involved in outwitting your opponent. It’s like playing Chess whilst doing a 100m sprint!
My wife Jane told me that she is leaving me due to my obsession with the Olympic Games. I told her I am sure we’ll overcome this hurdle together and get our marriage back on track. How much training would an elite Fencer in the Olympics expect to do and how does that compare to your training? An elite Fencer would be doing around eight hours per day of technical training, endurance work and strength and conditioning training. We train every day, sometimes it’s half an hour and other days it can be two hours. I’ve been bored recently so I’ve decided to take up fencing. The neighbours dog escaped and they say they will call the police unless I put it back. Now you have taken up Fencing, what aspirations and goals are you focusing on? I want to be selected as part of the Great Britain U21 team by 2014 and would love to Fence in a World Championship. In my sport Cricket, to become a successful player you need to be good technically but perhaps more importantly, have control mentally when things are not going your way. How important is controlling emotions in Fencing? It’s extremely important, if you let it slip you dull your senses and don’t react as quickly. You have to control yourself and stay in the present How would someone get into Fencing in Guernsey? If you wanted to get involved then it’s pretty easy. There is a pathway scheme run by the Guernsey Fencing Academy that targets people from 8-13. The Sarnia Sword Club also runs adult courses for beginners. Is it still possible to pick up any injury through the protective clothing? It is possible but the Kevlar safety equipment is so well made these days that you don’t really feel any impact and everything is covered. I have picked up the odd bruise and occasionally been rapped on the knuckles but that’s about it. Give us the names of two talented local Fencers who we should be looking out for in the Guernsey Press and what makes them special? I would have to go for Fraser Ward who is agile, able to keep a clear head and always plans ahead. My second choice would be James Aldous-Granby. He is committed to the sport and very quick. What is the hardest thing to learn and the most difficult part of Fencing? The hardest thing to learn is the manipulation of the distance between the fighters and the most difficult part is staying focused between bouts. At a tournament you might have an hours wait before your next bout.
FENCING IS AN EXCITING SPORT USING A BLADED WEAPON AND FALLS INTO THREE CATEGORIES – FOIL, SABRE AND EPEE. THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN FIVE SPORTS THAT HAVE FEATURED AT EVERY ONE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND FENCING, ALONGSIDE, ATHLETICS, CYCLING, GYMNASTICS AND SWIMMING COMPLETE THE LIST. THE SWORD IS ONE OF THE OLDEST WEAPONS AND WAS USED WAY BACK IN THE DAY FOR SETTLING MATTERS OF HONOUR AMONGST RAPIERS. FULL BODY PROTECTION IS WORN AND YOU HAVE TO USE YOUR WEAPON IN COMBAT AGAINST YOUR OPPONENT TRYING TO STRIKE HITS AGAINST THEM THUS SCORING POINTS.
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FENCING Matt Hudson
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The Guernsey Fencing Academy is a community based, athlete centred, coach led training provider for Olympic fencing, working with people of all ages, abilities and aspirations. Group and individual training with professional coaches is available throughout the week. For further information about how to get involved in fencing in Guernsey, please contact Tracey Wallis at email@example.com
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GUERNSEY IS VERY PROUD OF OUR OWN RISING TENNIS STAR HEATHER WATSON, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT HER?
he’s done really well this year becoming the first British lady to win a WTA Tour Title for 24 year. Now she has got to where she is, she has given herself a chance to play the top players and gain a few big scalps. She’s a great athlete and fantastic competitor with very good skills. I see her improving again this coming year. If you had not been the successful tennis player that you are what career path do you think you would have taken? An Aussie rules football player. I am a big fan of the Hawks and try to watch as many of their matches as I can What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given? “Theres no right and no wrong” I’m working very hard on being non judgmental - it’s tough to be this way when you are a tennis commentator and writer, so I like to think of myself as an observational commentator as opposed to being a critic! Who do you look up to? Not sure about looking up to anyone as such as that would indicate they are higher or better than me and I don’t feel anyone can claim to be a better person than anyone else. I respect anyone who has managed to find true happiness and a balance of work rest and play. As far as skills go I’m an admirer of the guitar and there are many talented musicians out there whom I admire. What is your guilty pleasure? Chips or as you guys call them crisps - plain salted How do you celebrate after a win? My last win was in the over 45s at Wimbledon with Mark Woodforde, we had a dinner with friends with some champagne but we didn’t even finish the bottle as we were too tired after 2 weeks of Wimbledon madness! What’s your next big goal in life? To continue in self improvement. I am creating tennis centres around the world. We started in the Caribbean 18 months ago. I’m in the early stages of creating a charity providing workshops to young hopeful athletes, I believe they need some guidance and support considering how much they are being asked to do at a young age. What’s your biggest achievement? Raising 4 happy, healthy and very cool kids although this achievement goes greatly unnoticed. My Wimbledon or Davis Cup wins for Australia are the more high profile achievements Being an Aussie you must love your beer? What’s your favorite brand? I’m not much of a drinker but I do like light beers Heineken, Corona or even Modelo Negro - a dark ale from Mexico. What’s the freakiest dream you have ever had? Well there were these 3 bikini clad super models and me all by myself ........ha ha, actually I cant remember many dreams but the ones where family members die are pretty shocking.
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2013’S BEST GADGETS WHITE GADGETS
2013’S BEST GADGETS
uess what everyone, it’s 2013, which means a. we survived December’s scheduled apocalypse, and b. it’s the future. If the people making the predictions in the 20th Century were correct, we should now either have hover boards, time machines and laser guns at our disposal,
Why was Google co-founder Sergey Brin spotted recently riding the New York subway, when he could definitely afford a taxi? Answer: to test out and show off Glass, the new invention from the Google X Lab. Ladies and gentlemen, ‘augmented reality’ is about to become a very real part of our lives. Essentially, it’s a computer built into a pair of glasses. By looking up and to the right, you can take photos, connect to the web, chat with friends and probably even play solitaire. If you get freaked out by people seemingly talking to themselves when they’re on Bluetooth, imagine how it’ll look when they’re watching a Youtube video of the world’s weirdest cats on their Google Glasses. GOOGLE GLASS IS EXPECTED THIS SUMMER, RETAILING AT £750 APPROX
or be living in a nightmarish Orwellian dystopia. Well, they were half right. If it’s any consolation, living in ‘the future’ means that there are some rather nifty gadgets available. Here’s our pick of the best that 2013 has to offer.
XBOX 720 / PLAYSTATION 4
This year’s big gaming console battle will be fought out between the new upcoming machines from Microsoft and Playstation. With a rumoured eight core CPU measuring 1.6GHz, 8GB of RAM and an 800MHz graphics card (up from the current model’s 500), the new Xbox is certain to be getting gamers hot under the collar. Microsoft also recently filed a patent for technology allowing augmented reality 3D images to be projected on to your walls, giving users a fully immersive experience. The Playstation will be hoping to trump the Xbox with even more power (1.83 terraflops to Microsoft’s 1.23, tech fans), a brand new controller featuring an LCD touchscreen and biometric sensors on the grips, and 4K resolution, meaning images will be crisper, clearer and sharper than ever before, and compatible with 4K televisions, another gadget set to storm the market this year. If HMV can make it through the year, these two new consoles are likely to have people queuing at their doors in their masses. XBOX 720 AND PLAYSTATION 4 ARE EXPECTED IN LATE 2013, PRICE TBA
The Muse headband is proper futuristic. Pop it on your bonce and it measures your brainwaves in real-time, and sends those to your iOS or Android device, allowing you to see how well your brain is performing, giving you the ability to control application and games with your mind, as well as purportedly being able to help you improve your memory and concentration, and reduce stress. Using sensors to detect electrical outputs generated by your brain and algorithms to detect the changes in activity, Muse is able to show what your brain is doing, in the same way as a heart monitor does with your heart. It also comes with an ‘Integrated Brain Health System’ – a series of exercises designed to “help you build better brain health habits.’ But, how can we be sure they haven’t put a sneaky ‘exercise’ on their designed to give you Tourette’s or make you vote UKIP? MUSE IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER FROM WWW.INTERAXON.CA FOR $199
APEX HD SKI GOGGLES
Ever wanted to make your own version of Cliffhanger or The Spy Who Loved Me? Well, now you can with this nifty pair of ski goggles which feature a video camera positioned just above your eyes to give a true point-of-view moving image as you hoon it down the slopes. It boasts a 135-degree wide angle camera lens and a 12 Megapixel image; it’s pretty high end stuff, and also features Wifi so you can live stream in real time to a tablet or smartphone. It even has a 30-degree camera tilt, which can be dialled in remotely so you can adjust to get the best angle. You ski and film, someone sits behind an iPad directing. Good or, indeed, what? APEX HD IS AVAILABLE FROM WWW.LIQUIDIMAGECO.COM AT $399.99
Demoed recently at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Oculus Rift has been getting gamers and tech bloggers in something of a tizz, and is expected to be one of the biggest-selling new gadgets on the market in 2013. A virtual reality headset and one of three items on this list that were paid for by crowd-funding, in this case via the crowd-funding site Kickstarter. After raising $2.4million to develop the hardware, the Rift is now on the market and offers a 110 degree field of vision, more than double that of any competing devices. Uniquely, it tracks the wearer’s head movements, allowing them to turn their head 360 degrees and creating a world to get completely lost in. For those who like long walks but hate leaving the house – problem solved. AVAILABLE TO PREORDER FOR £185 FROM WWW.OCULUSVR.COM
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2013’S WHITE GADGETS
YELLOW JACKET STUN GUN IPHONE CASE
This invention is not only probably illegal in the UK and Jersey, but also surely invented by a complete madman. However, about 1,000 people didn’t seem to think so and clubbed together to fund the product to the tune of $100,000 via the crowd-funding website Indiegogo. The Yellow Jacket is like a regular smartphone case, except it contains a 650V battery and a switch that allows you to turn your phone into a stun gun to fend off any would-be attackers. The design has a safeguard against the risk of accidentally flipping the switch and electrocuting yourself, and has its own external battery which is able to add an extra 20 hours to your smartphone battery. Probably best to remember not to take it with you on a plane though. VISIT WWW.YELLOWJACKETCASE.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION
SPIRIT ONE HEADPHONES
Slated for release in October 2013 (although perhaps later in the UK while licensing deals with British TV channels are negotiated), the iTV sees Apple finally make its move into the television market. If it’s able to revolutionise the industry in the way that it has for telecommunications, this could be truly huge. Integrating Mac systems with your regular television features, an added bonus of owning one of these could be the ability to use your iPhone as a remote control, as well as voice and facial recognition capabilities. Which raises the question, when you say ‘iTV’ to it, will it turn to ITV or simply reply with, “Yes?” THE APPLE ITV IS EXPECTED LATER THIS YEAR.
Another product making a splash at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in the US is the Spirit One. They’re created by French company Focal, who up until now have specialized in high end speakers for home cinemas and recording studios, so they know a thing or two about sound quality. By all accounts they’ve carried that know-how over to the headphone market, with superb noise isolation, and are designed to be used with your smartphone, with a remote control on the cable and an in-built mic allowing you to make and take calls. SPIRIT ONE HEADPHONES ARE £180 FROM WWW.FOCAL.COM
MONSTER INSPIRATION OVER EAR HEADPHONES
“Noise cancelling” is a term that you can find on nearly all over-ear headphones nowadays. However, it doesn’t take long before you realise that most companies lie. Monster are the exception to this rule. With active noise cancelling that doesn’t diminish the sound of your music, these headphones have interchangeable headbands so that you can personally style them to your taste. They are available in three colours, White, Titanium and Silver, so your headwear is truly adaptable to whatever style you want. The Control-Talk™ inline remote and microphone allow you to play, pause and fully control your music and phone calls easily and quickly. PRICE £220
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GRIFFIN IPAD MINI SURVIVOR CASE
The iPad mini may have been a questionable release, asking just how much Apple can milk out of the tablet range, but one company’s odd choice is another company’s gain. That’s where Griffin Technology come in. After the success of their iPad survivor case (watch the videos of drop-tests on YouTube), they have decided to release a similar model for the newer iPad. It’s not just the inevitable drops that this case will protect from, it’s specially designed to prevent damage from dirt, sand, rain, shocks and just about anything nature can throw at it. The mini case has a clip-on stand that folds out for landscape viewing, and you can be sure that if Griffin can protect the iPad senior, it will have no problem with the younger model. PRICE £30.50
SENNHEISER ADIDAS PX 685I SPORTS
It’s February. For those of us still clinging onto the resolution wagon, the gym has become a second home. The treadmill is practically an extension of your body, and the other sweaty gym-goers are closer than family. However, we all know that family are nothing but a nuisance, so drown them out with these new exercise-inspired earphones. With soft grip, custom fit and sweat and water-resistance, you can also avoid the infuriating moment when your earphones fall out and you have to fumble like a fool for the falling earpiece. These earpieces also allow natural sound in, to keep you aware of your surroundings when running. They also include a microphone and control on the cable, so changing from one inspirational song to the next is effortless. PRICE £39.50
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GADGET OF THE MONTH
iQ GADGET OF THE MONTH WHATS HOT ON THE iQ SHELVES THIS MONTH…
GRIFFIN SURVIVOR IPAD MINI CASE - Looking for some serious protection for your new iPad mini? How about Griffin’s latest version of their Survivor case! - Designed from the inside out to protect your iPad mini from extreme conditions ... dirt, sand, rain, shock, vibration and a host of other environmental factors. - Tested and certified to meet or exceed U.S. Department of Defense standards. - Survivor is built on a shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame clad in rugged, shock absorbing silicone. - A built-in screen protector seals your Multi-Touch display from the outside environment, while hinged plugs seal the dock connector, camera lens, headphone port, hold switch and volume controls.
BRAVEN 650 PORTABLE WIRELESS SPEAKER - Play your music, charge your devices and take your calls with the premium edition Braven wireless speaker
- iPad mini version includes clip on stand that folds out for landscape viewing and typing. Price £35.00
- Enhanced APTX wireless sound produces nature filling high fidelity audio. The Braven can be used wirelessly with supported bluetooth devices such as iPhone & iPads up to 33 feet away. Even if your device isn’t bluetooth compatible, you can still connect using the included 3.5mm audio cable. - Built-in speakerphone to take calls or to speak on Facetime™ or Skype™ - Up to 20 hours battery life for audio playback. The Braven also allows you through the power bank to charge your phone or other USB device when you are on the move. - The 650 is constructed with aircraft grade aluminum exterior, creating a beautiful sleek design. Price £150
MOBEE MAGIC CHARGER - The world’s first wireless, eco-friendly, inductive charger for Apple’s Magic Mouse™ - Be kind to the environment and your wallet with the Magic charger. Provides a wireless rechargeable solution for your mouse by replacing the standard AA alkaline batteries for a battery pack that wireless chargers through an inductive mat. - One charge can last up to 6 days without needing to be returned to the inductive mat, allowing for worry-free clicking. - By not needing to replace batteries, the Magic charger will save you money in the long run and cut down on the waste produced through using disposable batteries. Price £37.56 (Apple Magic Mouse sold separately)
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Zero1 is a new company and Jersey’s sole dealers of a new and revolutionary Home Automation solution by Savant Systems. An Apple-based system, Savant allows complete control of your property, home or away, from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. It’s one of many ‘Smart Home’ products available from Zero1, who also deal in IP Security/Surveillance systems, IP Networking, Lighting and heating control and lots more. We chatted to Zero1’s co-directors and certified tech heads Paul and David about the gadgets, old and new, which have inspired them over the years.
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Paul: “My first ever computer; without this there’s a good chance I wouldn’t be writing this. A cult classic now, and a big deal for home computing back in the day. It began my fascination for getting inside the box. I can still hear the tape squeal now!”
The smart Nokia Browser will see you accessing data services up to five times faster and whilst using up to 90% less data when compared with other smartphones which will save you both time AND money, be that via wi-fi or 3G. Combined with a 1Ghz processor you won’t be waiting around for anything. A contemporary prerequisite for telephones it seems, all of your favourite communicative tools are right there at your finger tips, be that making calls, messaging or social network services - no excuses to miss that latest update or invite, but be careful you don’t develop clubbed thumbs from all of that tap-tap-tapping. The screen is manufactured out of Gorilla Glass, so no matter how clumsy you are it’s going to be pretty hard to destroy. Vital statistic wise, you’ll get 14 hours talk time using 2G services, 6 hours using 3G services, music playback to the tune of 40 hours and a maximum 3G standby time of a staggering 744 hours!
2. NINTENDO GAMEBOY
Paul: “A computer game, in the palm of your hand! My first “I’ve GOT to have one of those” moments. It kicked off mobile gaming along with Atari Lynx and Sega GameGear but will always be the public’s favourite.”
3. IPHONE / IPAD
Paul: “Revolutionary in every way, changed the face of the mobile handset forever and even five years later the competition are STILL playing catch up. Truly iconic design in both hardware and software - good old Apple!”
INTRODUCING THE CHANNEL ISLANDS BEST VALUE SMARTPHONE, THE NEW JT SMART! Last year we saw the launch of more innovative products and services from JT, such as their Friends & Family service, which allows JT customers to add a FREE UK number to their SIM so that Friends & Family abroad can call you at their local rates, genius! Along with the JT Travel SIM which thanks to their global connections provides JT customers with access to some of the most competitive roaming rates in the Channel Islands. This year JT have taken it one step further by launching the Channel Islands first, own brand smartphone, the NEW JT Smart. It’s got all the great features you’d expect from a Smartphone including an Android operating system, built-in Apps, camera, video recording, along with instant access to the Internet and all your favourite social media sites. What makes it stand out from the crowd is its Dual SIM capability, which means it can hold TWO SIM cards – perfect for if you’re at university in the UK, or when you’re travelling as you can have your JT SIM and either your UK, or JT Travel SIM operating in your JT Smart at the same time. That
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David: “You had one or k new someone who did! Endless tomfoolery was had turning off the TV or muting the volume during riveting videos of brownian motion or the like during science lessons. In this day of modern technology you can’t surpass it for childish enjoyment.”
5. SONY MINIDISC PLAYER
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David: “No need for a pencil to reign in the tape, smaller than a CD and re-writable. It could have been so good but propriety wrangles and the emergence of (not to be named) digital music storage media put an end to this short-lived wonder of technology. Still in the cupboard, never to be resigned to the rubbish.”
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means you’ll never have to worry about which one you’re using, or fiddle around and swap them over thanks to JT’s design innovation. What’s more think all this functionality and high tech benefits makes it pricey – think again. Not only does it retail as the least expensive Smartphone on the market but what’s more JT are giving away not one, but TWO JT Smarts absolutely FREE. All you need to do is sign up to a great value £25.99 per month MyMobile plan during their great value Valentines promotion, and you’ll get two free phones and also UNLIMITED texts and data. Or pick up the JT Smart for only £79 on JT Pay as you go.
SO TO GET YOUR HANDS ON THE CHANNEL ISLANDS BEST VALUE SMARTPHONE, HURRY DOWN TO THE JT STORE TODAY.
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WHY CHOOSE BETWEEN A SMARTPHONE OR TABLET WHEN YOU CAN HAVE BOTH? Buy a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and Sure will give you a Samsung Galaxy Tab2 for free! Make sure you have the right technology at your fingertips whether you are out and about or enjoying an evening at home and with this offer, you won’t be paying through the nose to do so! The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is, as the name suggests, a smaller version of the incredibly popular and global favourite, Samsung Galaxy S3. Operating on the Android 4.1 Jellybean system, the Mini comes packed with many of the same features as its big brother and although more petite, still has an impressive 4 inch screen, making it the same size as the iPhone 5. Although smaller, the Mini has the same design as the full size version and with its 1GHz dual core processor, it is very capable of running games and applications without delays or buffering problems. The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini comes with a 5 megapixel camera and a Super AMOLED display for superb colour reproduction, giving you the opportunity to really enjoy and then share your latest photos, music and videos.
FROM MINI TO MASSIVE (AND IT’S FREE)!
In the world of mobile devices, massive means anything bigger than a smartphone handset. This is true of the Samsung Galaxy Tab2 but crucially this powerful tablet, comes in a size that’s easy to carry and use. The Tab2 is half the weight of the iPad and, with a 7inch screen, it is also significantly smaller giving you a fantastic viewing experience whilst remaining easily portable. Running on Android 4.0, that’s the Ice-Cream Sandwich version of the operating system, the Tab2 gives you an incredible multimedia experience that is made even better with Samsung Hub which gives you access to thousands of music, video, books and game titles.
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Full HD video enhances your viewing experience and the playback quality of your own videos, which of course, you can record on either your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini or the Tab2 because sharing between the two devices is so easy.
So, why settle for one when you can have two? Pop into the Sure store today to get your Mini and free Tab2 when you choose the £36/month Sure smartplan.
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GUERNSEY WAS INVADED BY ANTS MORE THAN THREE DECADES AGO. And about 80 of them collapsed with painted white stripes across their faces. One can be forgiven for thinking such an experience is pure fantasy and living in cloud cuckoo land but if one turns the clock back they will actually discover the unlikely phenomenon to be true. It occurred on the night of Sunday 8 June 1981 in the Sir John Loveridge Hall at Beau Sejour leisure centre as about 2,200 people gathered for an Adam and the Ants concert. It was reputedly the biggest standing audience to attend a rock concert in Guernsey up to that time in the island’s history. Many were New Romantics and had their faces painted with stripes, like the Dandy Highwayman who led the band, and some wore their Harrington jackets, adorned with badges and patches acquired from The Black Hole in the Arcade and other town-based music outlets. About a dozen voluntary St John Ambulance staff were kept busy as about 80 young people collapsed or fainted from over-excitement or the intense heat in the hall as fans crammed like sardines to get to near the front of the stage. Squash courts and a first aid room were required as cooling off posts. The band were cult figures at the time and about 100 fans gathered at Guernsey Airport to welcome them. They included Gary Young, aka
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Dyrk, who followed them around the UK after moving to Leeds from Guernsey, and he was pictured on the front page of the Guernsey Press speaking to Adam Ant. Ticket demand was unprecedented in Guernsey - the billets originally cost £4.50 but sources suggested they were changing hands for £30 on the night for the 75-minute band’s show, which included two encores. Younger fans were allowed to view proceedings from the sports hall’s balcony. Police reported no problems on the night and the band’s management reported that the act enjoyed the crowd reaction. Initially, when the concert was announced, islanders staged an all-night vigil in heavy rain to grab tickets, with queues back to the tennis courts. There were 1,100 tickets available for Beau Sejour members and the 600 for non-members were snapped up rapidly. The centre’s management successfully applied to the Royal Court to increase the number of tickets by 500. Yvonne Le Pelley was there at the concert as Salle Publique Inspector for Building Control and her job was to monitor safety and fire precautions and ensure Beau Sejour stuck to the regulated number of people. ‘I remember all the youngsters with the painted streaks on their faces and a couple of girls fainting,’ she recalled.
GALLERY MAGAZINE MANAGED TO TRACK DOWN SOME OF THE VICTIMS, 30-PLUS YEARS ON. ‘I was one of the girls that fainted due to putting white boot polish stripes on my face and the fumes knocked me out,’ said Ann Mahy, who was aged 14 then. ‘I was made to wash off the boot polish by St John Ambulance staff but I put it back on and got carried out again,’ she laughed. Guernsey girl Juliette Le Lievre said: ‘I was there - my cousin fainted and I lost my voice from screaming so much.’ ‘I was there and right at the front and yes I fainted as well,’ said Sharon Bettles. Beau Sejour recreation assistant Liz Darling said: ‘All I remember about Adam Ant was how handsome he was - I saw him just after he had done his make-up.’ ‘We were very busy that night with loads of people fainting. I think at one point we had people in all three squash courts attended by St John Ambulance staff.’ Another recreation assistant Graham Chester recollects security being tight. ‘I was on the viewing gallery when the concert was on so could see all the kids getting shipped out because they had fainted.’
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He remembered many people making excuses to try and get in. ‘The best one though was one dad had dressed his son up, who was about fiveyears-old, as Adam Ant. In fairness he’d made a good job of it but unfortunately he didn’t have a ticket, so there was no way in for him, much to his chagrin,’ said Mr Chester. ‘During the concert itself it got really hot in the hall and there were a number of people fainting, due to either dehydration, heat exhaustion or even overcome with emotion, or a mix of all three. We had to open the outer doors to the sports hall to let some air in but this in itself caused even more problems because there were loads of ticketless people stood outside the hall listening to the concert. When the doors got opened there was a surge, not necessarily to get in but to be able to see the stage. I’m sure there were some that got in but in the interest of safety, there wasn’t much else we could do.’ A youthful John Gollop, who went on to become a politician, remembers the band’s visit well. He was about 17 at the time and recalls them being the most fashionable act on the planet. ‘Yes, Rock snobs looked down on them and their fan base as Adam Ant was not trendy lefty intellectually and had no radical social message like The Jam or punk rockers and was not a great songwriter or metalman. Adam Ant’s core fan base was female teenyboppers and weenyboppers, children really for the most part and he may have had a gay following too, although I was not aware of that issue at the time,’ he claimed. ‘Adam was a forerunner and trendsetter of globally conscious eclectic ethnically flavoured ethnic music, make-up for guys, overt superstar egos and dressing up as camp androgynous modern romantics and new men.’ ‘Adam and the Ants attracted a huge, young, mostly female crowd, which were excited but not overly swoony or troublesome. The sight of twin drummers set on high with the curious sound influenced by Native American and African tribal drumming made a huge impact with the sound and charisma and rhythm ultimately being more important than real tuneful music or political street credibility,’ he said. ‘I found it a positive experience, prior to a period away at Uni, as it reminded us living on Guernsey as a young person did not necessarily mean we were provincial or outside the UK national music trends or fashion, and were were part of something big, just as the previous generation had lapped up Shirley Bassey, the Rolling Stones and The Beatles at Candie.’ He recalled record sales being huge locally at outlets like Teleskill, Boots, Woolworths, Fuzzeys and Number 19. ‘In contrast, except for some inspiring local live acts, it is a rather depressing scene of steady decline and marginalisation. Excepting Jersey Live and Sark Folk we are losing the opportunity to see big current acts,’ he claimed. Katina Jones recalled seeing Adam Ant before the gig at the top of town. ‘As he was coming out of the OGH he nearly fell over my pushchair silly man. I did not realise it was him for a bit as he had no make-up on,’ she said. BECAUSE QUALITY MATTERS
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It’s not every day that a Guernsey band gets to support one of the world’s biggest acts but that is exactly what happened to Rock Lobster, named after a song by the B52s. They comprised Tim Bran on guitar and vocals, his brother Chris on drums, Tim Hollingsworth on guitar and Roger Le Tissier on bass, playing original songs interspersed with tunes by The Clash, The Jam, The Buzzcocks and The Undertones. ‘I will never forget the gig that we did supporting Adam and the Ants,’ said Tim Bran. They were at number one in the UK music charts with Stand and Deliver the week they played in Guernsey. ‘Antmania was at its peak. I had been playing their albums pretty much on repeat since they came out. It was such a unique sound - thundering tribal drums, twangy guitars and Adam’s yelps and whoops to top it all off,’ he said. ‘It was definitely the biggest gig we ever played. Before that we played to small crowds of maybe up to 100 but never in front of thousands.’ ‘I remember we had to set up all our equipment in front of their two drum kits so that the changeover would be simple. Seeing the iconic dual drum kits and the Ant logo above them was awe inspiring at the time. I watched Marco Pirroni’s guitar roadie change the strings on his guitar during sound check and then the roadie gave me Marco’s guitar picks to keep,’ said Mr Bran. ‘The gig was a blur of excitement and nerves. We stood at the side of the stage when Adam and his ants played all their hits to the cheering crowds. It’s still in my top 5 gigs.’ Tim Hollingsworth remembers the crew turning up with two lorry loads of equipment and doing a sound check in the afternoon with a big mixing desk in the middle of the hall. ‘While things were being set up I spoke to Merrick, who was one of the drummers and a really nice guy. Then Adam came over. I am not a tall chap, but he was smaller than me and I was just amazed how tiny he was,’ he said. ‘The wonderful thing about the concert was not only achieving the contract, but also the atmosphere. It was an amazing experience and to have 2,000 people cheering you on just made the whole thing for me. After the gig all of Rock Lobster were covered in sweat and totally on a high and to see all those people with white stripes across their faces was a delight.’ ‘On stage you can’t really see further than the first two rows as the lights are too bright but to hear the applause and the fun people were having made everything worthwhile,’ said Mr Hollingsworth. ‘The whole band were lovely people, real gentlemen, and just a complete pleasure to talk to, no egos, just skilled at what they did, which is why it was such a pleasure to be their warmup band.’ Guernseyman Ian Duquemin and his friend Gary Young were two of Adam and the Ants’ biggest fans. He recalls them being one of the original London punk bands of the mid to late 70s, and although not as outrageous as the Sex Pistols, they were something different and very special. Although they had released only a few singles and an album during that time and starred in the
movie Jubilee, they had their own fan base that even reached Guernsey before they hit the big time, he said. He said Gary was a fan from the beginning but when the Kings of the Wild Frontier album was released everything changed. ‘They became the biggest band in the world overnight and went from punk to pop superstars instantly,’ said Mr Duquemin. ‘But to the original punks this was still a great album and band - the new Ant music just happened to appeal to every kid and mum, whereas the first album ‘Dirk wears white socks’ was unheard of outside of the punk movement.’ Ian moved to Leeds in 1980, where he met Gary, and he worked in a punk club called the F Club. They had met Adam a couple of times and when they heard the band was playing in Guernsey, they headed to the island and the airport. Adam noticed Gary when he got off the plane and the pair were put on the guest list and given passes to the after-party. ‘The island was buzzing on the night of the concert - not only did we have the biggest band in the world on the island but everyone was there - mums, dads, children and two rather pissed off punks watching on as the manic crowd with plasters on their noses sang out to the now famous hits of one of our bands,’ said Mr Duquemin. ‘When the Ants were on stage, it was something to be excited about, not only because of the main man himself, but Marco on lead guitar and of course two drummers.’ ‘Adam always was the showman - his energy was electric and in his swashbuckling costume he whipped the crowd into a frenzy, with hit after hit. This really was a massive event that we were all privileged to have attended, and one that brought a whole Island together,’ he said. Adam Ant was born Stuart Goddard and he had 16 hits and sold 15 million records in his glampunk heyday. He also had bi-polar syndrome and related mental health issues, which saw him sectioned in 2010. If you did not get the chance to see Adam and the Ants last time around you will get the opportunity to see the lead singer again in the island later this year. ADAM ANT & THE GOOD, THE MAD AND THE LOVELY POSSE WILL BE APPEARING AT BEAU SEJOUR ON 1 MAY AS PART OF A UK TOUR. ‘32 years have gone since the last Ants invasion and Adam is back minus the Ants, looking every bit the dashing superstar he always was. And judging from the reviews I have heard from friends in Leeds on the comeback tour, he is now better than ever, not only performing the hits that gave him the title of the number one frontman of the 80s, but adding the early songs for his original fans,’ said Mr Duquemin. ‘I already have my ticket - and can’t wait to see the Dandy Highwayman back on stage in 2013.’ Gallery magazine will be offering readers the chance to win tickets to the gig in a future issue watch this space!
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TTT: We’re probably looking at an Easter or early Summer release. We’ll have an album launch. Not sure where, or who with yet, but we’re working on that.
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VR: What format will you be releasing it on? iTunes? TTT: iTunes. SoundCloud. Amazon. CD’s, DVD’s, Blu Ray! VR: Vinyl? TTT: Oh yeah, Vinyl. We’re going to call people up and sing it down the phone… VR: It’s going to be mad!
After reading that their mission is to be “an adrenaline shot to liven up” (the sometimes mundane and monotonous) music scene, I was looking forward to hearing what these young lads had to say; and the Keep Music Live event at The Fermain Tavern was the perfect opportunity to catch them for a chat. The band started off proceedings by lightheartedly informing me that local celebrity John Gollop almost permanently re-named them as Ten Ton Trouble, after making an error on a Facebook update to his several thousand friends.
TTT: Come round to their house and play… VR: So what was your first gig experience together? TTT: As a band? Chaos Festival last year. That was the first one. We opened up the beer tent on the Saturday, on the main stage which was marvellous.
TTT: Nine pound problem? We’ll see if that [name] picks up.
VR: A bit Barry White? TTT: Just chuck it on while you do your thing. It has horrible lyrics and sincere songs. VR: When can people expect to get their hands on it?
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TTT: Yeah, they just don’t stop. Well to be honest there’s no one ever there to distract us. Don’t put that in. Hahaha. VR: Do you find it scarier playing your own songs? Like you’re naked in front of the crowd? TTT: Yeah, yeah, yeah. But it’s a bit like… They don’t actually know how the song goes, so if you screw up it’s kind of okay. But it’s like. What if they just don’t like the song. There’s a certain kind of audience that won’t care whether you’re good or bad as long as they know the song. So if you play like s***, they’ll still love it.
VR: Is there anything else you want to say to round it all up? VR: Opening up is always interesting because you always have a few stragglers about, a few eager beavers… TTT: Yeah, yeah, there was a mixture. It started on the Friday, so a lot of people were still drunk. Our two biggest fans were these two eight year old kids who were rocking out at the front of the stage. VR: So do you get many groupies running after you getting all excited? TTT: Ah yeah. Don’t even start. I had to get a restraining order put in. VR: Did you actually?
VR: I suppose, getting bras in your face and all up in your hair…
I think we are going to see what we can do with the recording and just take it from there.
VR: Are you recording on the island then? Is it an “in your attic” kind of job?
TTT: *Whistles* Music, Love, Romance. It’s great music to make love to.
TTT: Throwing their knickers. That gets a bit annoying.
TTT: Ever and ever. Probably stick together.
TTT: It’s a work in progress. We’ve got all our recording done, but have bits to re-record it all and do the final touches.
VR: Right so, what should people expect from the album which is on the way?
VR: Ohh….well that ruined it for me. Does anybody ever distract you in the crowd, like if they do a particular thing?
VR: So where do you guys see yourselves going? Are you going to be together forever?
VR: So I hear you’re currently working on your album?
TTT: Yeah. At [Elliott] Mariess’ studio. He’s up and coming, so we’re his practise run.
TTT: No, hahahaha.
TTT: I’d like to thank my mum and… VR: Well hopefully we can get people knowing that your name isn’t TEN Ton Trouble… TTT: Ahahaha. That’s how we should end it. We are Twelve Ton Trouble. Not Ten Ton Trouble. Don’t get us mixed up. This band have a sound which is as raw as sushi, and as inviting as a pint of Rocquettes on a boiling day. So keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for news of their impending album release. You can follow them on www.twitter.com/12tontrouble. GUERNSEY’S STYLE MAGAZINE
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